Don’t forget to RSVP! http://www.mmsdelivers.com/events.html
YOU’RE INVITED: WEDNESDAY (August 8) W.C. REID CENTER 3-4 p.m.
This is worth leaving early from work!
Green Opportunities is an Asheville-founded non-profit that is creating nationally recognized models for job training and hiring practices. They, along with the Asheville Housing Authority, and other community partners are renovating the historical W.C. Reid Center into a green jobs training and education center. The center will provide people from the surrounding neighborhoods access to education, job training, support services and other resources that help people achieve greater self-sufficiency and empowerment.
Support community development. Engage with each other. Attend this great groundbreaking of an historic building and new method of development. Directions.
Posted in Community Development, Pollinators: Neighbors to Know, This is Cool, tagged Asheville Design Center, Just Folks, Kickstarer, Molly Must, mural, The Block on June 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
The concept of creating a mural in Triangle Park has been the basis of a new partnership between Just Folks, an organization dedicated to preserving local African-American culture & activity downtown, and the Asheville Design Center (ADC), a local non-profit dedicated to community-driven design. Painter and community-arts organizer Molly Must is project coordinator.
Triangle Park is located on South Market Street in the heart of “The Block,” Asheville’s historic black business district. Though situated just 100 feet behind the dense boutiques and storefronts of Biltmore Avenue, the park, and the Block itself, remain relatively unknown to many Asheville residents and visitors despite the area’s geographic significance.
From the late 1800s until the 1980s, the Block served as the economic center of Western North Carolina’s black community, housing hundreds of black-owned businesses. Yet today the Block holds little evidence of this past vitality.
Help get it there through their Kickstarter Campaign! Make sure you watch the video–it’s wonderful!
Posted in Community Development, Pollinate Collaborations Project, Pollinators: Neighbors to Know, This is Cool, tagged Buncombe County, Connect Buncombe, greenways, Mountain Sports Festival, Please Video on May 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Greenways, Please video is a collaborative effort of Buncombe County and its municipalities and partners, as well as local businesses and organizations to provide information about the benefits of greenways in a fun format for viewing across the county. Connect Buncombe is seeking partners to share this 5 minute public service video at theatres, events, and on websites. Please get in touch to become a Greenways, Please video screening partner.
See it for the first time this Saturday night at the Mountain Sports Festival at Carrier Park around 7:30 p.m. (weather pending).
Asheville Track Club, Hands of Sean Perry Co., Kostelec Planning, WSM Craft, Mother Earth Produce, Equinox Environmental, Montford Walk-In Bakery, Sound Mind Creative, Pollinate Collaborations, Liberty Bikes, Asheville On Bikes, Buncombe County
Posted in Community Development, Pollinators: Neighbors to Know, tagged ASAP, Asheville, gardening, giving back, Haw Creek Elementary School, Sow True Seed Company on September 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Sometimes pollinators actually, literally…pollinate, in the gardening sense of the word! Sow True Seed is Asheville’s open-pollinated/non-hybrid vegetable, herb and flower seed company specializing in heirloom, certified organic, and traditional Southern Appalachia varieties. Sow True Seed promotes community sustainability by helping to preserve our shared botanical heritage and seed a new era of sustainable culture and ecological wisdom.
Going local in the gardening community means from seed to harvest — so in 2011, Sow True Seed partnered with ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) to unite farmers, market growers, and home gardeners a their local seed source. Our first initiative with ASAP was their Growing Minds School Program, which seeks to give kids a positive experience with healthy, homegrown food by connecting kids to farms and by creating school gardens so kids can literally watch their seed sprout, grow, and produce. Sow True Seed provides the seeds for these gardens, as well as offers a percentage of their sales to ASAP when customers submit the code ASAP2011 with their order.
Sow True Seed is a proponent of protecting rare Appalachian heirloom seeds by getting them into the hands of our agriculture community — and in WNC, this means ASAP and their incredible school garden program — to promote diverse and safe (non-GMO) food sources. Way to grow!
Posted in Arts & Thoughts Artistic, Community Development, Education & Knowledge Sharing, Pollinators: Neighbors to Know, tagged Blue Spiral 1, Cremation Urns, Memorial Art Objects, Shine On Brightly, Unique cremation objects on August 3, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Adrienne Crowther is the reason I was able to move to Asheville. She hired me at an arts non-profit in 2006, allowing me to move to Asheville and build an amazing network of friends, knowledge of the arts community, and eventually branching out to create my business, Pollinate Collaborations. Needless to say, I am grateful to Adrienne and she is now a great friend, but that’s not why I’m writing about her.
Adrienne has created an amazing, beautiful business that educates, gives back and serves an amazing, spiritual purpose. Shine On Brightly (SHOB) is an online gallery for memorial art, including cremation urns, memorial jewelry, memorial glass, hand-bound guest register books, and memorial portraits. She is also a mom of two amazing women, a dedicated yoga practitioner, runner, cook, music lover and dancer, the most wonderful party guest you could have ask for, and the wife of Hugh Crowther who unexpectedly passed away shortly after she started her business in memorial art.
SHOB has partnered with the respected Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, NC, to present a gallery exhibit of creative containers for cremation remains, “Remains To Be Seen: An Out of the Box Look at Modern Cremation Containers.”
The show opens on August 5, 2011, in conjunction with a scheduled Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk. It will run through September 10, 2011. The juried exhibit features approximately 40 works of 20 artists who create vessels for cremation remains, and includes works in ceramics, wood, glass, metal, and mixed media.