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Mast General Store in Hendersonville.

Mast General Store Celebrates Land Trust Day, June 1

Mast General Store will celebrate this year’s Land Trust Day on June 1, marking the 16th year for this important event. Land conservancy partners will be in each location sharing news of their latest easements, upcoming hikes and outings, and how you can help save open spaces.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch initiates the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment on the International Space Station.

NASA Testing Method to Grow Bigger Plants in Space

In an effort to increase the ability to provide astronauts nutrients on long-duration missions as the agency plans to sustainably return to the Moon and move forward to Mars, the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment is currently underway aboard the International Space Station.

A crop of purple shiso growing in the wild.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Have you tried shiso? This herb, also called perilla, is in the mint family and is most familiar as the garnish on a sushi platter.

Large baskets of red apples at an apple orchard.

Free Things to Do in Hendersonville

Take the family on a weekend trip and discover a city that may just be in your own backyard. Here’s a list of wonderful free things to do in Hendersonville!

The Rhythm & Brews Concert Series stage in downtown Hendersonville.

2019 Rhythm & Brews Concert Series

Whatever your musical tastes, Rhythm & Brews is sure to put a smile on your face and broaden your musical horizons.

Ripe strawberries on a table.

2019 N.C. Strawberry Season Under Way

It’s strawberry season in North Carolina, and local growers are expecting a very good crop that should last through Memorial Day.

Students at the Brasfield & Gorrie booth at the Hispanic Educational Summit.

HCPS Students Attend Hispanic Educational Summit

Presented annually by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP), the Hispanic Educational Summit is the largest educational conference in North Carolina for middle and high school Hispanic students.

A rendering of the Riveter Outdoor Adventure Facility.

Riveter Outdoor Adventure Facility to Open in Mills River Next Winter

Located just a stone’s throw from Sierra Nevada and the Asheville Regional Airport, the Riveter will join outdoor adventure and environmental sustainability with a 40,000-square-foot facility perched above a 10-acre working farm leading down to the French Broad River.