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The New Science of Farming Can Help Us Reconnect

As a science writer with a focus on food and agriculture, I’ve written about everything from climate change to the global food web to little bugs in the dirt. A lot of it, I know, has been a bit disheartening to the reader as scientists have sounded the alarm about the serious, looming problems that may affect our ability to feed ourselves down the road.

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.