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Gardens That Give WNC Cultivates Caring

Giving gardens combine the efforts of many community groups, including churches, schools, cooperative extensions, health departments and individuals, to increase food sovereignty. Members share tools and resources and provide good, nutrient-dense food that is accessible to all.

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Arts Lifestyle

From the Editor

A glance through a dictionary of quotations finds April praised for its youthful spirit (Shakespeare), called “the cruelest month” (T. S. Eliot) and compared to “an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers.” (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

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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.