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Asheville Area Earth Day Events Celebrate Environmental Stewardship

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Since 1970, when a grassroots demonstration initiated by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson marked what we know today as Earth Day, millions of people have gathered around the world every year to participate in events and activities focused on improving, cleaning up and celebrating the environment. This month, Asheville is host to a multitude of events culminating in the April 22 Earth Day celebration. No stranger to environmental activism and stewardship, the city gives everyone, young and old, the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, including clean-ups, vigils and festivals.

Spearheading area Earth Day events is WNC for the Planet, a collective made up of local environmental organizations that provides access to service, educational and recreational opportunities throughout the month of April. WNC for the Planet is teaming up with local businesses, universities, community groups and individuals for a month of environmental service, educational opportunities and celebrations in Asheville and across Western North Carolina.

Mosaic Makes a Difference

River Clean Up AshevilleWNC for the Planet also includes a Business & Community Challenge, allowing area businesses, civic organizations and community groups to create teams and compete for prizes and bragging rights. As part of their mission to work with and support the vitality and health of our local and global community, Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty agents and employees are joining in the challenge. Each team earns Planet Points according to how much it accomplishes at WNC for the Planet events – for example, how much trash it collects or how many trees it plants – and at the end of the month, each team is ranked. The harder the team works, the more points it earns.

Other Earth Month events include everything from clean-ups at the Green and Swannanoa Rivers, to invasive plant workshops and clearing, to composting talks and stargazing. The month culminates with a weekend of celebrations, including Earth Day Kids’ Festival with RiverLink on April 21, at Salvage Station, MountainTrue’s annual Earth Day Vigil with faith groups on April 22, at First Baptist Church, and an Earth Day Celebration Party on April 22 at New Belgium Brewery. For more information on all the WNC for the Planet events, visit https://wncfortheplanet.org/events/category/public-event/.

Impacting the Earth, Every Day in Asheville

Earth Day Asheville NCIn the meantime, there are many ways you and your family can make a positive impact, however small, on the environment in celebration of Earth Day, and all year long:

·      Clean up the Asheville community by organizing a group to pick up litter in a local park or along a roadway.

·      Talk to local government about planting more trees and native garden beds in public spaces, or consider planting your own on your property.

·      Try an organic vegetable garden.

·      Conserve water.

·      Simply enjoy nature through hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway or taking a stroll through any of Asheville’s beautiful local parks.

For more information about our area or about real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Mosaic Realty Invites You to a 6-Home Spring Release at Craggy Park

Craggy Park West Asheville New Homes

Explore West Asheville’s Premier Green-Building Community

Craggy Park, located in the heart of eclectic West Asheville, N.C., is a sustainable urban community featuring 45 Energy Star homes nestled amid streamside trails, organic gardens and community gathering spaces in a park-like setting. Closely connected to the vibrant Haywood Road business district by a greenway trail and a short stroll up Dunwell Avenue, Craggy Park features homes that blend modern with Arts and Crafts elements, crafted with a “smart and sustainable design” philosophy. The community park on Fox Creek and adjacent urban woodland conservation area make it easy to stay connected to nature in your very own backyard.

Custom designed by W2 Architects and built by the craftsmen at JAG Construction, Craggy Park’s beautiful state-of-the-art green homes provide plans suited to every lifestyle. The homes – each certified by GreenBuilt North Carolina, a voluntary, statewide green building program – are designed for easy maintenance, leaving lots of free time to enjoy everything Asheville has to offer.

The Park

Craggy Park’s design philosophy of clustering homes and providing ample common space allows for a relaxing outdoor-centric community. Our park includes a nature trail with benches, a lawn by the stream, two little free libraries, a tree house, an over-sized double swing, organic gardens, a fire pit, a picnic area with a community grill and herb spiral gardens.

What Makes Craggy Park So Green?

Craggy Park’s walkable and bikeable urban infill location optimizes use of existing infrastructure and minimizes the development’s environmental impact. A clustered-home site design preserves green space, existing trees, and nearby habitats, and native, drought-tolerant and edible landscaping provides a habitat for local flora and fauna.

From re-use of bricks from a former on-site home, to milling of trees taken down during grading for lumber, the construction process also boasts minimal environmental impact. Preservation and re-use of topsoil during grading; construction waste management and recycling; and effective stormwater run-off controls throughout construction keep things green from the start.

And then there are the homes: Energy Star and GreenBuilt-certified; a high-efficiency mechanical design; third-party blower door and duct-blaster tested homes; low and no-VOC materials and finishes for optimal indoor air quality; Energy Star appliances and lighting; day-lighting techniques for great natural light; low-flow plumbing fixtures; durable material use (30-year roof, 50-year siding); and 6" walls and formaldehyde-free insulation are just some of the many green features of each Craggy Park home.

New-Homes Event

If the Craggy Park lifestyle appeals to you, mark your calendar for an exciting event March 9 and 10, from 1-5 p.m. That’s when six new homes will be unveiled as part of Craggy Park’s Spring Release. You can tour a completed home, as well as see homes under construction. Acting early means you can even select your finishes on some models.

Directions

If using GPS, you can get to Craggy Park by entering Mauricet Lane, Asheville, NC 28806.

From Haywood Road, head north on Louisiana Avenue and Craggy Park will be half a mile down Louisiana Avenue on the left.

From Patton Avenue, head south on Louisiana Avenue and the Craggy Park entrance will be .2 mile on the right.

There is a sign for Craggy Park, and the entrance road is labeled Mauricet Lane.

Contact Us

For more information about Craggy Park, available homes, and home designs, visit www.craggypark.com, or contact broker Mike Figura at 828.337.8190 or at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com.

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Now's the Time to Create Your Perfect Home in West Asheville's Malvern Walk

Malvern Walk West Asheville Real Estate

Looking to build or buy a home in a new-construction community with larger lots, eco-friendly green homes, and easy access to parks and greenways? Come visit Malvern Walk, nestled amid picturesque rolling hills in popular West Asheville. With improved pricing on lots, it’s never been easier to build your dream custom home or a spacious spec house .

Malvern Walk – located within one of Asheville’s original historic neighborhoods – has 30 lots, all a quarter acre or larger. With 10 homes completed or under construction and the new release of five shovel-ready lots, now is the perfect time to claim a piece of this inviting neighborhood for yourself.

Malvern Walk Asheville NeighborhoodA Rarity in West Asheville

Boasting broad sky views and an accessible community to delight walkers, cyclists and gardeners alike, Malvern Walk offers the rare opportunity to build a dream home in West Asheville’s original historic large-lot subdivision. All utilities are installed to the lots, including water, sewer, cable, fiber optics and natural gas. The lots are graded, and the driveway entrances have been installed, making planning and construction easy.

Malvern Walk’s design promotes walking and biking as a means of relaxation as well as a mode of transportation. An interior mulched path ties seamlessly to the Malvern Hills neighborhood, where sidewalks and quiet streets provide the perfect setting for a morning jog or an evening stroll.

Perfect Proximity, but Away from the Hustle

Malvern Walk West Asheville HomesResidents can take advantage of the neighborhood’s short distance to multiple parks, the local library, coffee shops, restaurants, live music and more in West Asheville’s own “downtown,” the dynamic Haywood Road commercial corridor. Along this lively thoroughfare, mom-and-pop shops stand alongside an influx of newer businesses – everything from retro arcades to artist co-ops to bike and skate shops to music halls have found their way to Haywood.

With quick access to interstates and downtown Asheville, Malvern Walk offers the best in proximity without being in the middle of the hustle of Asheville’s urban center. Living in Malvern Walk means being able to hop on the Hominy Creek greenway and connect to Asheville’s river parks with ease. In addition, it’s only a short drive to hiking in Pisgah Forest or biking on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Closer to home are the Malvern Hills swimming pool, tennis court and playground. A number of well-regarded schools within a short distance – including Vance Elementary School, Francine Delany New School for Children, Rainbow Community School and Asheville City Preschool, just to name a few – make Malvern Walk ideal for families.

For a personally guided tour of Malvern Walk, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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