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 By Norah Davis    News    November 9, 2017

Rice Street Community Garden Volunteers Celebrate - Brevard, NC

Rice Street Community Garden ended its sixth year by doing something different. Instead of holding a year-end fundraising dinner, the garden thanked its volunteers at a party held last month on the...

 
 By Norah Davis    News    October 26, 2017

Community Invited To Help 'Power Up'

Imagine that you are a single mom with four children. You live with your mother, who takes care of the youngsters because you work two jobs to make ends meet. Winter is coming, your oil tank is empty...

 

Rice Street Gardeners Build Strawberry Pyramids - Brevard, NC

At the Rice Street Community Garden, the strawberries are out of control. The garden's volunteers, however, are fighting back. The garden is located on a small piece of land owned by St. Philip's...

 

AAUW Seeking Book Donations For Annual Sale – Brevard NC

Are you downsizing to a smaller home and have shelves of used books that need to go? Why not put them in one of the yellow boxes found in convenient locations around town? Your donation will help loca...

 

Rice Street Garden Celebrating Its Fifth Year – brevard NC

Sixty supporters of the Rice Street Community Garden attended a "Celebrate the Harvest" party the evening of Nov. 4 and donated ample funds for the garden's operating expenses for the next growing...

 

Flowers Raise Funds for Garden Vegetables

The volunteers at Rice Street Community Garden raise perennials to attract bees and other pollinators, but recently those same flowers did double duty by helping pay for the vegetables grown in the...

 
 By Norah Davis    Arts    July 18, 2016

'Art Of The Mountains' Show Benefits Nonprofits – Brevard NC

Have you been looking for a special piece of art for a special place in your home, or a special gift for a special friend, or do you just enjoy browsing quality artwork while rubbing elbows with...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    July 4, 2016

Garden Enters Fifth Year With New Irrigation System – Brevard NC

Some things are just meant to be. The Rice Street Community Garden, now in its fifth year, installed a drip irrigation system throughout the garden in 2016, just in time to cope with an unusual...

 
 By Norah Davis    Church    May 26, 2016

St. Philip's Episcopal Welcomes New Pastor – Brevard NC

On May 16, St. Philip's Episcopal Church welcomed a new pastor, Rev. H. William "Bill" Walker, who will serve for the next 18 to 24 months while the church conducts a search for a permanent replacemen...

 

Local Children Discover The Joy Of Giving – Brevard NC

It is more blessed to give than to receive. But for some children, the first time they experience the joy of giving is when they go to the Christmas Project to pick out gifts for two special adults...

 

Rice Street Garden Has Biggest, Best Year Yet – Brevard NC

"You've had a big year, haven't you?" Bill Chandler, workday manager at Rice Street Community Garden, was delivering 100 pounds of sweet potatoes to Bread of Life when Michael Collins congratulated...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    March 5, 2015

Rice Street Community Garden Ready For Planting – Brevard NC

The last part of this winter has been tough, so the Rice Street Community Gardeners are itching for spring to come. The volunteers who care for the garden will be preparing the soil for planting cool...

 

Rice Street Garden Reports A 'Banner Year' – Brevard NC

The Rice Street Community Garden's third season was a banner year in many ways, some surprising. The garden grew in physical size, harvest, crop varieties, volunteers, educational events, fundraising...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    May 22, 2014

Community Garden Has New Addition – Brevard NC

Earlier this year, the Rice Street Community Garden began its third season of growing crops for the needy of Brevard and Transylvania County. But this time, the garden started the year with a new...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    June 6, 2013

Pediatrician Ora Wells Also Cares For Bees – Brevard NC

It was 8:15 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, and Ora Wells, a local pediatrician, was attending a meeting at the Transylvania Regional Hospital when he received a phone call from the Brevard post office:...

 
 By Norah Davis    Features    April 8, 2013

Garden Truly A Community Undertaking – Brevard NC

In myriad ways, Brevard is stepping up to help the Rice Street Community Garden, a garden that gives to the needy. The volunteer-operated garden’s first season in 2012 produced almost 700 pounds of...

 

Community Garden Shares Its Bounty

“Last fall we didn’t know whether we’d even have a garden. By July, we had squash plants tall enough for small children to hide under,” said Rob Field, rector at St. Philip’s Episcopal...

 

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