Where the Suburbs Meet the Farm

This article by Laura Vogel appeared on Trulia on March 15, 2018. Could “agrihoods” be the key to a happier life? Along the banks of North Carolina’s French Broad River, seven miles outside of Asheville, the very first neighbors in a housing development called Olivette have shuffled their furniture and boxes out of moving trucks…

Community Events Coming into Focus

It’s an exciting time at Olivette as spring approaches and the air is full of potential. Our community is continuously developing and evolving. We are starting to bring community life into focus. Like you, we want a community to get excited about and be involved in. We want genuine neighbors and real relationships. We want…

Meet Joe Evans, Olivette’s Sustainable Agriculture Specialist!

Olivette Farm is at the very heart of Olivette, both literally and in terms of our ethos. There is a connection formed between the land and its residents when that land sustains and nourishes those who live on it – a connection Olivette is committed to fostering. This would be impossible without the hard work…

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 the afternoon, when the late-summer mercury rose, they remained, though they had begun to wilt…

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, North Carolina, was recognized this week at the North Carolina Home Builders Association 2018 STARS…

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 exception. Then came the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the city – and ever…

Olivette was the Perfect Venue for This DIY Woodsy Asheville Wedding

Linsey and Adam’s love for vintage goods, woodsy locations, and carefree vibes came together beautifully in their Asheville wedding at Olivette. The couple always wanted an outdoor wedding so, when they found a venue that offered a woodsy landscape for their reception and a small, secluded island with a creek for their ceremony, they immediately knew…

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, their food, and farming. The concept has roots within the “New Urbanism” movement, an urban…

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