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…Olivette, a 346 acre planned community and historic farm, 6.7 miles from downtown Asheville, along the beautiful French Broad River. This agrihood community includes an active blueberry, vegetable and flower farm, an apiary, a 7-acre riverfront beach and pavilion, a large private river island, several miles of trails, community-wide geothermal heating and cooling, community gardens, extensive native and edible landscaping, a fire circle amphitheater, two Little Free Libraries, a bike sharing program and fiber-to-home broadband access with Skyrunner and AT&T GigaPower.

We envision a community where our connections with water, nature, food, community and lifelong learning are seamless and foster sustainable happiness.

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The Savior of the French Broad River- The Wilma Dykeman Story

The Wilma Dykeman Story February 23rd at Blue Ridge Community College The Center for Cultural Preservation is pleased to be able to celebrate Wilma Dykeman, a true hero of mountain culture and our area’s natural inheritance by hosting a program along with the Wilma Dykeman Legacy Foundation featuring Jim Stokely, Wilma’s son in a multi-media presentation about Wilma’s life, her legacy and her impact today. Source:  WHKP RadioRead More