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____ POINTS OF INTEREST: This eco-friendly development named for the Hickory Nut Forest is a "special find" if you seek a True Green multigenerational community within a short driving distance of Asheville.
And , the personal story around how the couple who found and developed this acreage is exciting to learn. Over the years, we have watched how their story unfolds...
and so we were excited to discover that ...when it comes to Green Asheville Real Estate, Hickory Nut Forest, this amazing eco-community, has just announced some good news you can use. .
News You Can Use: Eco Community- Hickory Nut Forest-“We began by looking for a way to recreate the gristmill. We found log cabins from the 1840's that we took apart, moved, and reconstructed on our property. One of them now sits next to the stone foundation of the old gristmill site. We added a new water wheel , and eventually plan to add a grinding stone so we can press apple cider from our orchard downstream…
The Eco Village: When the couple nurturing (and I do mean “nurturing” literally) the development of Hickory Nut Forest first came to the 200+ acre piece, one of their most intriguing discoverieswas the stone ruin of an gristmill that had washed away in the Flood of 1916.
“Romantic notions of rebuilding the gristmill as well as using the power of the creek to create electricity arose,” they shared. (SEE VIDEO) And they spent the past few years making a dream come true.
Energy Efficiency: We spent lots of time thinking about the most effective way to harness the power of Hickory Nut Creek while honoring and preserving its natural beauty. There were many details to figure out along the way as we dug a pond and laid piping to create the micro-hydro system. This summer we finally turned everything on, and the resulting power should fulfill the energy needs of Laughing Waters. ...
Net Zero! Our goal is to become a net-zero energy community, where we make more energy than we use.”
hickory nut forest eco community: WHAT is Cluster Housing, Again? (Series Starts Here) - ASHEVILLE GREEN REAL ESTATE and the idea of a closely-knit gathering of energy-efficient, green-built homes, especially if they are affordable and on a small footprint! I am attracted to the notion of rounding up 10-or-so homes on a small-ish enough parcel of land so that people who live there naturally gravitate to contributing their ideas, talents, and leadership skills in a neighborly way.
hickory nut forest eco community: Heirloom Apples- Hickory Nut Forest- Asheville StyleORGANIC? Here in the Green Real Estate news in the Asheville NC area, Hickory Nut Forest is demonstrating organic cultivation. Surrounded on three sides by over 800 acres of conservation land Hickory Nut Forest is a place to come, to live and to thrive in a serious relationship with nature. Take for example heirloom apples: "Roughly nine out of ten apple varieties historically grown in the U.S. are at risk of falling out of cultivation and falling off our tables," the Buena Vista Social Club of Forgotten Fruits will tell you. "Some 15,000 to 16,000 apple varieties that have been named, grown and eaten on the North American continent, …
hickory nut forest eco community: Going Green: Asheville Eco-Community to Provide Learning Experiences at Hickory Nut Forest - GOING GREEN: Mountain homes and land legacies At a time when many communities may be drawing inward, the opposite seems true when I research eco-friendly communities for my clients. Here is an example - news from Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community near Asheville. Hickory Nut Forest Eco-community has created a non-profit called Mountain Roots whose Mission Statement reveals that the non-profit is dedicated to providing discovery and adventure learning experiences, while exposing participants to a working model of environmentally responsible and community-centered living….
hickory nut forest eco community: Conservation Stewardship Asheville and Beyond- Part 2 – CONSERVATION /GREEN REAL ESTATE- As land specialist in the mountains of North Carolina, my clients are expressing a particular interest in conservation practices including: controlling wind erosion, conserving energy, growing high residue-producing crops, managing areas for wildlife, providing food and water resources on existing lands for wildlife, applying fertilizer according to soil and tissue tests, utilizing a grazing management system to maintain soil and water quality.
hickory nut forest eco community: Eco-Community NC & Acres and Acres of Land - THIS WEEK I GOT TO HIKE the sunny trails leading from an amazing eco-friendly community just minutes from downtown Asheville. This model for sustainable innovation, Hickory Nut Forest is one of the first ECO developments in the USA to combine wide-ranging land conservation with an eco-friendly community of green-built homes, to be powered by renewable energy -(wind power, hydropower , geothermal) - to create a "net-zero-energy community". Living in this conservation neighborhood means enjoying the forever-wild mountain forests, soaring cliffs and pristine, cascading streams
hickory nut forest eco community: Hickory Nut Forest An Outstanding Eco-Friendly Community - OUTSTANDING- Hickory Nut Forest An Outstanding Asheville Area Eco Community One of my favorite eco communities in the Asheville area (and please note, Asheville is the "hub' of green and sustainable development) is Hickory Nut Forest. Numerous eco-communities are popping up in and around Asheville, but Hickory Nut Forest is demonstrating how to go about creating an eco--community. This video shows how folks got together to build a community center. (see video). THIS evolving "green" community and conservation neighborhood is surrounded on three sides by over 800 acres of conservation land , so from the community center, visitors and residents can hike out …
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