Olivette Farm flower bombs Craggy Bridge in Woodfin


by Mackensy Lunsford, Asheville Citizen Times ASHEVILLE — Hundreds of sunflowers greeted drivers Wednesday on a bridge over the French Broad River. They brightened both sides of the Craggy Bridge near Woodfin, yellow blooms popping through the humid early-morning mist. In...

NC Homebuilders Association STARS Awards


Olivette Riverside Community and Farm garners recognition from the North Carolina Home Builders Association Olivette recognized by NCHBA as 2018 “NC Community of the Year” & “Best Sustainable Community” Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, a farm-centered community located in Asheville,...

Olivette featured in Best in American Living Magazine


A Growing Desire:  A North Carolina “Agrihood” features a farm as it’s anchor amenity by Ava Milton The concept of “agrihoods”, unlike the term itself, is not a new one; for millennia, communities built around farms were the rule, not the...

Olivette Connects Concepts of Community and Nature


Josh O’Conner for Foodlife Magazine THE OLIVETTE COMMUNITY is modeled in the vein of “Agrarian Urbanism”, an urban planning concept uniting agriculture and housing in order to maximize the economic, environmental, and social benefits associated with tightening the connection between people,...

Birds, Birds, Birds at Olivette Riverside Community


by Deborah Morganthal An exploration of the 346 acres that comprise Olivette Riverside Community is sure to bring out the birder in you, even if you’re a complete novice. The diversity of the landscape at Olivette—open meadows, forests, rolling hills,...