Introducing Olivette Service Corps

Olivette Service Corps is our newest initiative, created here at Olivette Riverside Community and Farm to allow Olivette to give back to the larger community of Asheville – which has given us so much. We are very excited to announce our first proposed project, a community garden that will serve those in need created in…

Bounty and Soul Winter Squash Curry Recipe

In case you’ve never heard of them, Bounty and Soul is an amazing local charity dedicated to “creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy and health & wellness resources.” Their values dovetail neatly with Olivette’s, and we’re in the process of hopefully beginning a partnership with them which we’re very excited about!…

Carolina Day School visits Olivette!

It’s said that change begins with education, something we at Olivette believe with a passion. With that as the primary focus, we were thrilled to have the students from Carolina Day School on site last Thursday to discuss sustainable building and development practices. We were able to go over in depth how Olivette and our…

Can you spot Olivette in this NatGeo Travel Documentary?

Last spring, a crew from the National Geographic Travel channel came to Asheville to film a documentary about the city and the lifestyle! Asheville By Design (S01E30) manages to get a lot into a 30 minute runtime, including some of our top attractions, most beautiful views (difficult choices there) and a lot about the amazing local culture…

Get Fresh Local Produce From Olivette Farm!

One of the things that makes Olivette so special is our community farm – it’s what makes us an agrihood after all! But it’s not just a curiosity or something separate from the development; it’s an integral part of our mission of fostering a human connection to the land. There’s something special about locally grown…

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…

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