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Food

Ponytail Ag

“The four partner organizations feel it is important to highlight these women through video and social platforms to showcase the impact women have on North Carolina’s agriculture industry."

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Food

Eat Your View: Saving the Family Farm

Agriculture and related businesses are worth more than $68 billion annually to the North Carolina economy, which makes it the number one industry in our state. But North Carolina also leads the nation in the loss of farms over recent years.

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Visual Arts

Cover Artist: Peter Roux

“I see landscape and nature in my abstract work, and abstraction in my landscape, so the relationship is obvious and strong. In fact, for me, there’s little distinction beyond the immediate form,” says March Cover Artist Peter Roux.

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Lifestyle

Spotlight On: School of Living Arts

Replete with orchards, natural springs, rolling fields, an equine and animal environment and a wilderness repository of rare and native plants, School of Living Arts was founded by mother and educator Septimbor Lim.

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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.