Asheville outdoors/environment

Big volunteer work day set for Pisgah Ranger District on Sept. 24

Big volunteer work day set for Pisgah Ranger District on Sept. 24

The event will include an effort to identify flora and fauna species in Pink Beds at the Cradle of Forestry.

by September 1, 2016 0 comments Asheville outdoors/environment
No Taste Like Home: Foraging for Food with Stu Helm and Friends

No Taste Like Home: Foraging for Food with Stu Helm and Friends

“WILL FORAGE FOR FOOD” (If we can bring it to a high-end restaurant afterward & have it paired & prepared by some of Asheville’s best cooks). Written by Stephan Pruitt and Stu Helm Illustration by Stu Helm Photos & Photo Captions by Stephan Pruitt (unless otherwise indicated) To see even more photos from this trip, check out Stephan’s version of[Read More…]

Davidson River Outfitters to host new fly fishing festival on June 11

Davidson River Outfitters to host new fly fishing festival on June 11

The event includes special promotions, product demos, hourly door prizes, casting games and a grand prize drawing.

Fly-fishing and beer fest set for Feb. 23 at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville

Fly-fishing and beer fest set for Feb. 23 at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville

Orvis is teaming up with the Asheville Brewers Alliance for the event.

5 Places to Hide and Eat in Downtown Asheville

5 Places to Hide and Eat in Downtown Asheville

Stu’s just trying to eat and be left the eff alone.

Colvin named executive director of environmental organization, Wild Forests and Fauna

Colvin named executive director of environmental organization, Wild Forests and Fauna

The organization is based out of Asheville now, as well as Seattle.

On an excursion with Asheville mushroom hunter Alan Muskat, a few lessons on living

On an excursion with Asheville mushroom hunter Alan Muskat, a few lessons on living

In the field of foraging, there’s still much to be learned.

by December 23, 2015 0 comments Asheville outdoors/environment
Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 2: Scotland and Scottish Food

Stu Helm: Food Fan, Family Trip, Part 2: Scotland and Scottish Food

Hello Asheville! Well, Summer is wrapping-up, winding down, moving on, and effing off for another year. I hope you had a good one! I did, that’s for sure, and one of the main reasons for my good Summer was the wonderful overseas vacation that I went on with 8 members of my immediate family.  Also known as: #familytrip As I reported the last time I wrote[Read More…]

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 5 – “Anthony is a Nice Guy”

Stu Helm & Chef Joe Scully: AVL Food Fans Podcast Episode 5 – “Anthony is a Nice Guy”

Stu used to be a vegetarian once upon a time, but now he’s eating deliciously horrible stuff like veal.

Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 3 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan on Episode 3 of AVL Food Fans Podcast w/ Chef Joe Scully

Stu and Joe interview Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground boutique flour mill, and baker Laura Geotz of Table/Tod’s Tasties/ Imperial life.

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Punk Rock Hot Dogs

Hello Asheville! Do you guys like to do stuff? I like to do stuff. A lot of stuff. As a way to make money, occupy my hands, or just pass the time in a remotely interesting fashion, using the limited skills that I have, until I finally go belly-up and die. I like to write. About food and flip flops and such. I like to draw[Read More…]

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on The Big List: May 2015, and AVL Food Fans Podcast with Chef Joe Scully

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on The Big List: May 2015, and AVL Food Fans Podcast with Chef Joe Scully

Hello Asheville! Who likes lists? Lists are fun. Lately I’ve been keeping a list of ALLL the places that I eat at every month, and then posting my lists to FaceBook. This time around, I actually talked to Chef Joe Scully (from Corner Kitchen and Chestnut) about each and every one of the venues on my May List during the pilot episode of AVL Food Fans,[Read More…]

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf singles round-up at Lake Julian DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf singles round-up at Lake Julian DGC

Yes, the lake does come into play, creating a “who’s got balls” situation.

VIDEO Wild Connections: ‘Appalachian Gold and the plight of ginseng’

VIDEO Wild Connections: ‘Appalachian Gold and the plight of ginseng’

Check out this short documentary film by Warren Wilson College students about the threat of illegal harvesting to ginseng in WNC.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Yeah it’s not the biggest course, but it’s got plenty of fight.

VIDEO Wild Connections: ‘Preserving Hickory Nut Gorge’

VIDEO Wild Connections: ‘Preserving Hickory Nut Gorge’

Three salamander species are found nowhere else in the world by Hickory Nut Gorge.

Wild Connections: The birds of spring in the mountains of Western North Carolina

Wild Connections: The birds of spring in the mountains of Western North Carolina

Learn to identify the pine siskin, winter wren, sharp-shinned hawk and more.

Wild Connections: Documentary film fest Wednesday at Pisgah Brewing honors outdoors

Wild Connections: Documentary film fest Wednesday at Pisgah Brewing honors outdoors

Over the past decade, Pisgah Brewing has been a key collaborator in raising awareness, and money, to help protect the environment.

Wild Connections: Camping, hiking and picnicking in Pisgah National Forest

Wild Connections: Camping, hiking and picnicking in Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest is an outdoor recreation haven. Explore it.

Wild Connections Film Fest set for May 13 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain

Wild Connections Film Fest set for May 13 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain

Pisgah Brewing will release its first in a series of “conservation brews” celebrating Western North Carolina’s treasured environment.

Wild Connections: Explore the waterfalls, hemlocks and rich cove forests of Hickory Nut Gorge

Wild Connections: Explore the waterfalls, hemlocks and rich cove forests of Hickory Nut Gorge

Get out and explore the Hickory Nut Gorge.

Asheville Pocket Guide: The new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center taking shape

Asheville Pocket Guide: The new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center taking shape

The new outdoor sports center will feature: climbing gym, a yoga studio, a beer tap, gear rental and more.

Sylva Herald: Fake fracking supporters attended Western Carolina University forum

Sylva Herald: Fake fracking supporters attended Western Carolina University forum

A group of about a dozen men wearing “Shale Yes” T-shirts said they were bused in from, with some saying they were recruited from a Winston-Salem homeless shelter.

WNC Alliance announces launch of smart phone app for French Broad River Paddle Trail

WNC Alliance announces launch of smart phone app for French Broad River Paddle Trail

The app features a map marked with campsites, access points, outfitters, restaurants and more.

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