Spring Fauna at Olivette

by Marshall Ayers Right now we are in the peak of the birthing season for many of the animals that also call Olivette home. Geese, turkeys, ducks, as well as many other species of birds, are building nests and laying eggs. Whether it be in a tree, bush, or on the ground if you see…

COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olivette Team is taking proactive steps to comply with the CDC’s guidelines for community gatherings and is canceling or rescheduling all community and public events until at least mid-April.  Our intent is to stay fluid in our decisions while carefully monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Azalea Planting in Rose Bay Park

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” ~ The Lorax On a blustery early spring morning, Olivette residents gathered for the inaugural event of our Olivette Tree Committee, the Azalea Island Planting. Flash forward to late spring, we saw azaleas blossoming and showing the potential of what they will become.…

Olivette Farm late winter update from farmer Joe Evans

An Olivette Farm update from farmer Joe Evans… The Olivette Farm 2020 CSA sign-up has begun!  We’re excited to expand production into some new fields this year! Adding more acreage into the mix will allow us to rotate crops better, cover crop more intensively, and increase our overall production of crops for markets, restaurants, and…

2019 NAHB Best in American Living Award for Best Green Community

Olivette partners Allison Smith and Tama Dickerson recently attended the 2019 National Association of Home Builder’s Best in American Living Award Ceremony in Las Vegas, where they were honored to receive the BALA Best Green Community award on behalf of the Olivette team.  The Olivette team will truthfully never be able to express how grateful…

Why Adding Geothermal to Your Home can Increase its Value

by Robert Little, CRS Geothermal HVAC systems are good for the environment and good for your pocket book, but are they also good for your new home’s value? When considering major upgrades, most homeowners want to get the most out of their investment. To make these ROI calculations, homeowners should consider every part of the…

Fall Farm to Table

On the evening of October 3rd, the Olivette community joined together for our fall farm to table dinner to benefit for the NC Climate Solutions Coalition, a cause that is very dear to our hearts. The weather was sweet and the company was even sweeter.  Our farmer, Joe Evans, grows a beautiful variety of vegetables,…

Profile: Living Stone Design + Build

Because Olivette is a different kind of community with a focus on sustainability, it’s always been important to us that we partner with builders who share that focus. Asheville-based Living Stone Design + Build is one such company whose vision aligns so closely with our own. Their history is fascinating, especially because many of their…

North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Awards 2019!

Well, if you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard the incredible news… And if you haven’t let me be the first to tell you! Wednesday night at the North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Awards, Olivette was honored to be awarded the 2019 North Carolina Community of the Year for…

Jalapeno Lime Blackberry Jam

It’s blackberry season, and few things soothe my soul like the simple process of making jam.   While blackberries with jalapeno peppers and lime might seem an unlikely pairing, the following original recipe is tried and true over many years… and it’s absolutely delicious.  The acidity in the lime juice adds a brightness to the blackberries,…

Olivette Riverside Community & Farm

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