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 By Norah Davis    News

Rice Street Garden Receives Facelift

Every spring, vegetable and flower gardens symbolize and embody rebirth. But this year is a special renewal for the Rice Street Community Garden, now in its eighth year, because muc... — Updated 6/12/2019

 By Norah Davis    News

Support Group Helps Those With Incarcerated Loved Ones - Brevard NC

"How many people in our society never tell anyone that they have a family member who is in prison? And how many people with family members in jail are feeling very much alone?"... — Updated 10/9/2018

 By Norah Davis    Features

Dirt Connects Rice Street Garden, Conservers

On March 16 and 17, Rice Street Community Garden had a record turnout of volunteers for the first two workdays of the 2018 growing season. The big gathering to plant cold-weather... — Updated 4/4/2018

 By Norah Davis    News

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... — Updated 11/8/2017

 By Norah Davis    News

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... — Updated 10/25/2017

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 8/28/2017

 By Norah Davis    Features

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 dona... — Updated 2/15/2017

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 11/28/2016

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 9/19/2016

 By Norah Davis    Arts

'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... — Updated 7/18/2016

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 7/4/2016

 By Norah Davis    Church

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 p... — Updated 5/25/2016

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 12/16/2015

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 11/4/2015

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 3/4/2015

 By Norah Davis    Lifestyles

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... — Updated 11/24/2014

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 5/21/2014

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 6/5/2013

 By Norah Davis    Features

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... — Updated 4/8/2013

 By Norah Davis    Features

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.... — Updated 10/22/2012


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