Gardening for a cause

The Sylva Community Garden project is seeking new members to join for the upcoming season. Plots of 15-feet by 30-feet are available for free in downtown Sylva. Gardeners participating must agree to donate at least one-half of the produce grown to The Community Table in Sylva (or others in need), providing fresh, local, organic produce to help feed members of the community. Tools, mulch, compost and water are provided to all gardeners. Contact Ann Tiner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 828.226.1885 for additional information and an application. Or, search for search for The Sylva Community Garden on Facebook.

Also, there is space in the community garden at the Monteith Farmstead in Dillsboro. Plots are available for a $20 fee. Contact Ron Arps at 828.586.5478 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reading Room

  • A strange mix of books crosses my desk
    A strange mix of books crosses my desk The first weeks of 2018 have seen some offbeat books shamble across my desk and into my fingers. First up is John Buchan’s Mr. Standfast, also known as Mr. Steadfast. Buchan, a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada from 1935…
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