Moving to New Heights

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| By Darlene Danko Sowa | It took only one trip to the Asheville area for my husband and me to discover the magic of the mountains. They drew us in like the whiff of a freshly baked pie draws …

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Blooms, Butterflies and More: Uncovering a Western North Carolina Gem at The North Carolina Arboretum

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The saying “April showers bring May flowers” is particularly true in Western North Carolina. The early spring months of March and April brought us inches of much-needed rain followed by days full of radiant sunshine – a perfect recipe for …

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Cold Water for Little Trout

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| By Richard L. Bergh | Cold water, little trout Come to the surface and breathe – Take in the air It’s humid enough you might mistake it for home Ahhhh… but it does not run near so deeeeep It’s …

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Saving Loggerheads

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| By Mary Stair | Soft light oozes between the horizontal venetian blinds. To my waking eyes, the light is soft and pink-yellow. To my waking ears, the sound is one car passing. No alarm clock jolts this deliciousness.

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Honoring Nature, Gathering Seeds, Building Community

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| By Kate Stockman | At eight years old, Lena Ruark-Eastes had a beloved pet rabbit. “Creating herbal cakes for her was how I started working with herbs,” she smiles in memory. Lena is the founder and director of Earth …

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Why I Visited All The National Parks Of The South

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| By Danny Bernstein | I grew up in Brooklyn. You know that one tree that grows in Brooklyn? I didn’t even live close to that tree. My husband, Lenny, grew up on Miami Beach, which at the time was …

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