May 2011

May 2011
Take your best shot at these fun-for-all lawn games

For generations, wildcrafters have relied on the healing properties of our region’s diverse plant life. Today, Bent Creek Institute is using the tools of biotechnology to prove the value of these folk remedies and create a local hub for a new medicinal products industry.

Nina Simone’s birthplace in Tryon offers a walk back in time, but faces an uncertain path ahead

Interior designer Leslie Huntley rehabs and relists an Asheville bungalow

The 150th anniversary of North Carolina’s entry into the Civil War sparks reminders of our region’s conflicted role in the fight

Decoration Day heralds the return of a time-honored and colorful custom

With birds in mind, one woodcrafter captures history in miniature

Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail: Cashiers: Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: moderate

An expert in the art of Japanese gardening works to sow

The educational Honeybee Project is all the buzz

Red June’s 2011 tour supports a fruitful cause

Thanks to a new scholarship, shelter dogs can enjoy a weekend of training and off-leash fun

Fill your cellar with an ever-increasing number of eco-friendly wines

The arrival of asparagus signals good things to come in the garden

Books & Breadboard Café scores with a great combo