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Let's Get Together and Relax! The Sustainable North Carolina Land and Green Home Style.

Let's Get Together and Relax!  The Sustainable North Carolina GREEN Homes & Land Way...
dateline~ Asheville, North Carolina(Buncombe County). 

 Asheville Area REALTOR realxing by the French Broad River

 

 

Would you agree that there's a lot happening
around the world these days? --
 A lot happening around the U.S.A., in Your State, Your Home Town, and in Your Neighborhood? Sometimes all that's happening could make your toes curl...if it were not for a timely sojourn down to the "pond" ...to which the gentleman pictured to your right will undoubtedly attest!. "Let's get together and just relax for a bit...Carolina Home Style," he'll tell you. " Happenings from that  prespective can be remedies to everyday stress."

 

YOU  ARE HEREBY INVITED to relax North Carolina  green and sustainable home-style and join us down at the River --if even just for a little while or just via the WWW...   even if it's just for today, WELCOME HOME to Asheville, North Carolina  where the people are generous, the mountains are intriguing, the men, women and children love to laugh,  and there is plenty of room for YOU to expand your dreams and ideas, brighten your days and feed your heart and soul . 

Here in YOUR  homeplace, (whether it be virtual or real)  we love the idea of stewardship. Our News and Events columnist dedicates her energy to focusing on positive futures, a sustainable community, nature,  and eco-wise development in the homes and land department.

 ~ Y'ALL COME ON OVER AND VISIT~  

  • The  Smith-McDowell House Museum . It is all set for A V ICTORIAN EASTER CELEBRATION . Did you know that in the Victorian era Easter officially welcomed the Spring season?  This Victorian era mansion circa 1840 heralds Spring in that tradition with old-fashioned Easter bunnies and chicks, Easter baskets, spring flowers, hand-decorated Easter eggs, and period-inspired decorations. Kids of all ages will delight in this authentic celebration.
  • Members and visitors to the North Carolina Arboretum, you will be delighted to get the latest scoop on what's happening at this center for education, research, conservation and economic development, a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Surrounded by the dense folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, the Arboretum is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural garden settings in America.  Established in 1986 by the General Assembly as an inter-institutional facility of the University of North Carolina, the Arboretum came into existence nearly a century after this country's father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted,  (probably urged on by our beloved landscape architect, Charles Eliot ) first envisioned such an institution near our HOMETOWN.

~HAPPENINGS THIS MONTH~

Nature-Related

  • Creating a Beautiful Home Landscape - The North Carolina Arboretum presents a six part series on "Creating a Beautiful Home Landscape.   Forest Trails Walk - This guided tour takes visitors through different types of forest environments in an exploration of natural history. Wear walking shoes and dress in layers. :-) Nature Activities for Kids.  Everyone can check out a Discovery Day Pack with binoculars, magnifying glasses and other items children of all ag es can use to explore the Arboretum's trails and gardens. Gardening in the Mountains-Gardening with Ferns and Mosses.  We can hardly wait to learn about this! It is offered in cooperation with Buncombe County Cooperative Extension and regional Master Gardeners. Great Trees in the Landscape.  Join retired Forester, Jim Webb, as he leads an informative walk through the Arboretum, highlighting great trees for the landscape. Wildflower Walk. Join Arboretum volunteer, Paula Robbins, on a 4-mile hike along Arboretum trails in search of early spring wildflowers. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and be prepared for the weather.

Cultural Programs

  • Asheville Area Music Together Classes - Music Together is about making music...every day! Fun family-style multi-generational  classes are the gift of percussionist and piano teacher Kari Richmond. If you are a kid or a kid at heart, this could be the thrill of your day!    Bridging the Cultural Gap- Montreat College'sHamilton Gallery offers  a mixture of paintings and photographs on exhibition. "Bridging the Cultural Gap," features artists Mickey Buckwalter and Lorelle Bacon who strive to provide an opportunity for people to learn about other cultures. Their  vision is that through cultural education, world peace might be achieved-- a noble mission , indeed!    The Raindrop Waltz- Asheville Community Theatre  written by Sylva, NC, native and folklorist,  Gary Carden, is based on his Jackson County childhood. THIS amazing storyteller  has the gift to "blend humor with poignancy, a blend that allows him to bring to the reader the great themes of human existence - love, death, bravery, fear, desire, success, failure - without having to beat the reader over the head with these themes" by the Smoky Mountain News.

 

For the Eco-Wise real estate ECO designation asheville held by real estate pro, janeAnne    (<- This is our logo)

 

  • TWO UPCOMING GREEN BUILDING 101 COURSES: Heating & Cooling (HVAC) Systems April 11 and Green Home Renovations April 25! SEE calendarfor details and on-line registration. 
  • CHANGE A LIGHT, CHANGE THE WORLD CAMPAIGN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY! The Town of Black Mountainregistered for this Energy Star Campaign. How cool is it that their town-wide goal is switching 10,000 incandescent bulbs to CFL's in 2007!  YOU can take the  Energy Star pledge mo matter where you live by clicking on the link we posted.  GET YOUR WATER CONSERVATION KIT via the Western North Carolina Green Builiding Council! WNCGBC is now selling $5 water conservation kits for your home, apartment, or office. They include a flow meter bag, low flow shower head and faucet aerators, toilet bag, and leak detector tablets that save water, energy and money!
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAX CREDITS REVISED DEC 2006. Read more from DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency. Existing federal tax credits and NC tax credits are available to help pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy for new and existing homes as well as commercial buildings.

That's it for April. Please check back next month. And let me know what you think!

All the Best,
janeAnne ~ Green-o-Lina

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Comments

Great post card on North Carolina, and great picture of the fisherman. Did you take it?
Posted by Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004 (Rocky Mountain Realty ) over 11 years ago
janeAnne---I certainly enjoyed reading this post about the events you have picked in the Asheville area. I look forward to next month's events, too.
Posted by Arlene Brown (Eco Steward Realty) over 11 years ago
Dena~Thanks for the comment. Glad you liked this Events post for Localism.com. I intend to report inthis positive way adding my own experiences of the community about once a month. Hope you will come visit!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Arlene~Seems like it is timely... given the stress that so many of my investor/clients mention to me as one of the reasons they want to relocate to Asheville...that an Events column at Localism.com present life as it can be when we are enjoying nature and culture and healthy choices.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
I guess I will have to make those Green Building Council training events. The one on Green Home Renovation sounds really interesting! Black Mountain is a getting to be a really progressive community!  
Posted by Bill Westel, ECO (Eco-Steward Realty) over 11 years ago

Everyone~  Do you know who/what a zanjero (zahn-HAY-ro) is?

Hint:
GET YOUR WATER CONSERVATION KIT via the Western North Carolina Green Builiding Council! WNCGBC is now selling $5 water conservation kits for your home, apartment, or office. They include a flow meter bag, low flow shower head and faucet aerators, toilet bag, and leak detector tablets that save water, energy and money! 

I'll post the answer in the 10th comment....

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Bill~  You mentioned Green Home Renovation and taking the WNCGBC class. That sounds like a plan  to me as we are talking with Home & Garden Television Network's HOUSE HUNTERS about a series and I have nominated you to be the guide .
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

janeAnne,

Another inviting Blog. If I didn't live here already I might just up and Move!

Ginger

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 11 years ago
Ginger~ We are hoping that the quality of life in our mountains here in the Greater Asheville area will be sustainable, and are working diligently to provide that now and into the future. It is a special place, I agree!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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