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…

Birds, Birds, Birds at Olivette Riverside Community

by Deborah Morganthal An exploration of the 346 acres that comprise Olivette Riverside Community is sure to bring out the birder in you, even if you’re a complete novice. The diversity of the landscape at Olivette—open meadows, forests, rolling hills, riverfront access—make our landscape a haven for a diverse population of birds year round. Here’s…

Scott Austin’s Vision at Olivette Riverside Community: Do You Remember When?

Do you remember when you rode your bicycle around your neighborhood until your mom called you home at dusk? Do you remember when neighbors gathered on front porches for covered-dish suppers? When you walked next door to borrow a cup of sugar? When homes were built to last and reflected individualism, quality, and craftsmanship? When…

Developing Gardens Instead of Golf Courses

Agrihoods Use On-Site Farms to Draw Residents APRIL THOMPSON for Natural Awakenings Magazine

Trulia: Where the Suburbs Meet the Farm

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 and into their brand-new homes. These buyers weren’t drawn by the golf course or community…

Farm to Table Dinner

Olivette’s first farm to table dinner was great fun and a big success! It was a fantastic treat to dine on a meal made with so much heart, soul and passion by the amazing teams at Over Easy Cafe, 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert and Cordial & Craft. And the produce was from Olivette Farm! Thank you all very much,…

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