On any given Saturday morning, at virtually any farmers market, you’ll see locals drinking coffee, listening to folksy acoustic tunes, and chatting over produce.
When you visit a farm, you’ll likely see tomatoes, corn, goats frolicking on bales of hay, and pastureland with horses, cows, and sheep peacefully grazing. But you probably don’t expect bamboo, industrial hemp, a hydroponic garden, and a vertical wall of watermelon plants.
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The end of summer heralds back-to-school shopping for clothes and supplies. But there's plenty to do to get back into the swing of things.
Community gardens, mobile markets, and fresh food pantries share a social conscience mission with farmers markets. Not just feel-good gardens and programs, they bring freshly grown produce to those less fortunate or in a food desert, where options for fresh food are scarce or unavailable. He…
Some partnerships just seem meant to be. That’s how it felt when the folks at Casual Furniture World joined forces with one of Greensboro’s most beloved garden centers: New Garden Landscaping and Nursery Gazebo.
Melody Glick occasionally sees someone with a bag of bugs.
Dozens of trays of plump, ripe blueberries sit stacked on metal racks waiting to be sorted and weighed before going to the press. Thousands of them roll into buckets and bounce off the sides, creating a melodic, rain-shower drumming. The press — large, tall, and sitting in the middle of its …
Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable. For a gardener, it’s rather easy to grow, it can be picked as a baby or matured into a behemoth, and it’s versatile enough to work well in many different cuisines. Remembering a few tips will help you get the most out of zucchini this summer.
You don’t have to be a professor or agricultural professional to grow a great tomato. Then again, some advice from one never hurt, either.
Last year, my husband and I embarked on an adventure. We purchased a year-long subscription to a CSA, short for community-supported agriculture.
Summer's almost over, but there's plenty to do to get ready for the school year — and we aren't talking about buying new clothes or devices. Get ahead of the curve with these tips.
Even if you don't want to see a tutor in person, you can still get the help you need. Here are a few websites to use when you're stuck or want to go a little beyond where you are now.
Start with the part you like. Doing what you enjoy first will make your brain happy — and will make you more likely to finish the task.
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has seen a lot of history in its 60 years, including a campaign appearance by Richard Nixon in 1960, N.C. State’s national basketball championship in 1974, and an unprecedented five-night stand by country music superstar Garth Brooks in 2014. A “Holiday on Ice…
Demeanor prowls the stage of the Blind Tiger, knees flexed, gesturing emphatically and tapping his temple. Suddenly, he jumps down into the crowd, maintaining his flow, directing his rhymes at one person, then another. After he climbs back on stage, he takes off his shirt and pushes his voic…
Terry Fritz never envisioned his love of woodworking would transpire into building guitars — especially guitars that tour the country.
Sara Howard plays a ukulele named Flipper. A little wooden dolphin serves as the bridge, and the plastic instrument looks almost toylike. But its sweet sound transports player and listeners alike across oceans.
Dar Stellabotta plays what she calls “a hobo instrument.”
Tucked onto a side street on the outskirts of downtown lies a modest-sized shop that’s unique in the Southeast. Famous in music circles and a double bass player’s musical mainstay, the Bass Violin Shop is the only one of its kind in the region devoted entirely to one of music’s great crossov…
Amy G. Baradell wasn’t a runaway bride, but running played a role in finding her husband.
When it comes to beer, there’s a lot of jargon to contend with. Some words can be defined with a quick web search. “Brett,” for instance, refers to Brettanomyces, a yeast that lends a funky flavor to any beer made with it.
Every time I teach a college class, I get the same question: “How old are you?”
The staff won third place for best feature section and 1808: Greensboro's Magazine won second place place in the niche publication category.
Summer finally arrives this month, and you know what that means — it’s going to get hot, really hot. And on those days when the mercury rises and the humidity makes the air feel like a steaming bowl of soup, you’re going to need some relief.
Greensboro is full of old and new neighborhoods, contemporary and historic ones, and the architectural style of the houses run the gamut from ranch, traditional, and Renaissance Revival. Several of these individual neighborhoods are close-knit communities with distinctive personalities and d…
Patio season, the best time of the year, is officially here. There’s something to be said about downtown Greensboro coming out of hibernation; the warm tendrils of big, spring breezes has awakened Elm Street. The patios are officially out and sidewalks have filled up with humans and their ca…
On a sunny summer day, a prescription for R&R with a healthy dose of Americana lies in a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The one-hour drive from Greensboro to Mount Airy is a straight shot from Highway 52 north, heading toward Virginia, and is the perfect place f…
[Editor’s Note: This true story was submitted by local and loyal readers. Names have been changed to protect privacy.]
Deviled eggs never go out of fashion. That childhood treat is easy to whip up for a potluck dinner, family reunion, or office party, and can be humble or fancy — dusted with paprika, topped with caviar, or anywhere in between. There’s never a wrong time to enjoy deviled eggs.
An hour southeast of Greensboro (take U.S. Route 421 to U.S. Route 64) lies a libations lover’s Xanadu — and in the most unassuming of places.
It wasn’t a conventional wedding dress but neither was the bride. The bride was none other than Vanessa Ferguson, a semi-finalist singer on “The Voice.”
Pets come in all shapes and forms.
It’s not like they’ve declared “Yappy Hour” yet, but North Carolina’s wineries — most of them — are decidedly pet friendly.
When Kristine Godfrey opened All Pets Considered in 1992, it was a little store with a big idea.
On a grassy field outside Winston-Salem, Little Jackie Robinson is mastering the art of bat retrieval.
It’s one thing to be the owner of a pet cat. It’s another thing to be the owner of a cat café.
Our May Taste Of explores the variety of pet food and treats found on the shelves at All Pets Considered.
You’re walking down the street when you hear it: A low, gurgling chuckle, like a drip coffee pot at the end of its brew cycle.
Olive, an 11-year-old black Labrador, has been a big part of Taylor’s life for a long time. She’s been around for a lot of important milestones. So Taylor knew Chris was the one when he also fell in love with Olive.
Experience lakefront living with more than $1 million in superior renovations. Multiple archways accent dramatic two-story great room and kitchen with high-end finishes, including a huge island with stunning countertop and bar and a built-in refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen also includes a …
At the recent North Carolina Winegrowers Association’s annual conference, Ian Taplin, professor of sociology, management and international studies at Wake Forest University, covered wine market trends.
Our April Taste Of takes a stroll down Elm Street for a sample of downtown's many offerings.
Spring is the time for new habits, new growth and setting yourself up for the long summer ahead. With all that new growth comes the dreaded deep clean: sorting through your wardrobe and donating old outfits to a charity, throwing the windows and doors wide open, deep-cleaning the home and re…
The green trim adorning the magnificent, two-story house on Gorrell Street in Southside provides a hint of its past: You will find the Magnolia Hotel listed in six mid-’50s to early-’60s editions of “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book,” the travel guide essential to black families looking for s…
Community Housing Solutions repairs homes for low-income families.
Holly and Trevor Nuttall reimagine their dream home. James and Amanda Keith find art in restoration.
SAY WHAT YOU WILL about “Green Book,” this year’s big Oscar winner. It’s just another “white savior” movie. It’s a marginally more updated version of the tone-deaf pleasantries in 1989’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” which was old-fashioned even 30 years ago.
A personal project became a business for DLM Builders’ Leslie and David Millsaps.
“Summer loving had me a blast
What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day? Here are some options.
‘Made in Greensboro’ puts a spotlight on the people, places and things that form the tapestry of our town
She was born in a crossfire hurricane, and she wed in Florence’s driving rain
I wanted to enjoy lunch at a joint I’d never visited before and catch up with John. We resolved to check out Chez Genèse on South Elm.
SOME PRETTY COOL STUFF has come out of Greensboro over the decades.
THERE IS NOTHING BUT ELEGANCE and sophistication in this custom-built Phil Thomas home. Panoramic views of Buffalo Lake are throughout. Pamper yourself in the extravagant main-level master suite, which includes a lavish bath and private office or library. Each of the spacious four bedrooms h…
This month, 1808's culinary journey brings you chocolate.
If Justin Washington’s first attempt to gain support for an Easter egg hunt in east Greensboro had been successful, there’s a good chance his non-profit foundation would have never taken flight.
FEBRUARY IS the love month.
Field of Dreams is among my favorite movies, its theme of faith and perseverance in the face of denial, doubt and derision.
SUZANNE AND EDGAR CABRERA, CREATIVE COLLABORATORS, are partners in life, business and creativity.
In October 2014, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to make judgments in five cases from appellate courts legalizing same-sex marriage, the ban on those marriages in North Carolina and other states was struck down.
Just a few words sparked a love affair between Anthony Berry and Jill Royster-Berry.
I think “Peak Kale” has come and gone. There was a time when everywhere you looked at the farmers market, kale was in everyone’s bags. Magazines and cooking shows were extolling its virtues and people couldn’t get enough, but this particular cruciferous vegetable didn’t always have it so goo…
Liz and Jack Grimes first met in junior high school, but it wasn’t until several years later when Liz was a junior and Jack a senior at Smith High School that the two discovered an unmistakable chemistry.
By Lynne Brandon
Financial health, Matt Logan likes to say, is not something one can order on Amazon and have show up in two days.
I’m a longtime coupon user. Why pay more for an item when you can clip a small coupon and save money in the store?
Dream Home: 10 Pilot Circle
Tim Rickard's January cartoon for 1808.
When you hear, “dance class,” what’s the first thing you think of?
In many ways, Greensboro is defined by its neighborhoods — their history, their style, the sense of community they inspire. Warnersville — the city’s first Heritage Community — is unique.
Each year, Wine Spectator Magazine issues its Awards of Excellence to restaurant wine lists of note for their breadth, depth and value.
As a chef, I often get asked, “what is your favorite thing to cook?”
Perhaps my choice of setting for my first 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine portrait was prophetic.
Alyssa Trent woke up to a blanket of snow, and a lot of it, on her wedding day, Jan. 7, 2017.
Do you have a treasured holiday tradition — a family ritual, memorable meal, hilarious habit? Do you remember how it began? What makes it special?
In many ways, Greensboro is defined by its neighborhoods — their history, their unique style, the sense of community they inspire.
Tim Rickard's December cartoon for 1808.
What an exciting time of the year! Get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Lights, decorations and memories.
Holidays always make me think of going home (or coming home) to visit my mother and my father and my extended family.
And the winner is….
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. And, brings a tropical kind of mood. The spirit, which was only made legal (again) in the U.S. in 2007, is a star ingredient in the Bitter, Party of One cocktail.
Madelyn Greco is an artist who wears her heart on her sleeve — sometimes literally.
If you hear the words Merry Christmas and immediately start running through your to-do list and stressing over all there is to do, just breathe. ¶
“I kept seeing his name on Facebook,” says Kolika Gray. She was happy being single and being mom to 11-year old Khamani, but Donovan Gray was persistent.
If you can’t stand the workload, get out of the kitchen.
Whether she’s teaching, advocating for the community, preaching the gospel, or hosting her own radio show, Kathryn Addo is on a mission to serve mankind.
Tim Rickard's November cartoon for 1808.
Thanksgiving season is pie season.
Working in the restaurant industry may be glamorous on television, but if you are not the chef talking to happy guests and making public appearances, it is grueling, thankless work.
As November begins, I often wonder what beer to drink.
When you plan your Thanksgiving meal, the local community college probably doesn’t come to mind.
The Merry Merry Market started out as a small craft fair organized by a group of eight maker-mom friends.
Dr. Beth Mulberry founded and continues to grow Mustard Seed Community Health Clinic along with supportive community partners. The clinic’s holistic approach to community health care through healthy housing, healthy diets and healthy lifestyles reaches a broader audience with more immediacy …