The Power Of A Flower

I never understood the power of a flower until we participated in the annual Olivette sunflower bomb. The activity was uplifting on its own. Gathering flowers with friends and family will put a smile on anyone’s face. Then we shared the flowers with the community at large, and the true power of the flower emerged.…

School’s In Session

“Last Wednesday, this kid BIKED his way into the FOURTH grade! We hooked him up with an electric assist (installed later this day), and he is now equipped to handle any mountain road. I am feeling so incredibly grateful for our little school community this year. His class is outside, all weather, all year, with…

Our Superheroes Wear Capes

Our superheroes wear capes…. when we make them take a picture! Otherwise, they are usually cloaked in the dirt that grows sustainable organic food for the community…AND BEYOND! These modern day superheroes are known dearly to us as Joe and Daniel. Together they battle the heat, weeds, and their archnemesis, pests. These two are the…

Sharing Passion and Awareness

We are very grateful for our neighbor Erlinda Doherty, who has organized virtual wine school classes during quarantine. Olivette’s Wine School has given Erlinda the opportunity to share her passion for wine while connecting our community during these distant times. In addition to educating us on the intricacies of wine, in June, she wrote an…

The Summer Beat

Summer time is in full swing, and residents here at Olivette are dancing to the beat of their own drums (literally!). Community-led music has allowed neighbors to gather while safely distancing, and enjoy the ultimate universal language, music. Our neighbors’ musical talents first debuted on the streets with a spontaneous street concert at the beginning…

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…

Olivette Riverside Community & Farm

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