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Josh O'Conner
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The Liquid Gold of Urban Beekeeping - Munchies
Pretty interesting video over on the Munchies YouTube channel about urban beekeeping.  I highly recommend checking out Munchies for anything food related, they've got some pretty entertaining videos and are a good source of inspiration for foodies of all ty...
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Kill the K-Cup
So this feels a little hypocritical as I finish off my second cup of coffee from the Keurig, but this is a pretty unique take on the K-cup problem.  If you're interested, here's an article regarding the waste problem with K-cups .  The article says it all, ...
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Nest-spresso - Finally Urban Farming for the Urbanite on the Go!
No more endless hours of incubation and failed attempts.  It's the Keurig of urban farming.
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The Experience of a Gentrifying Neighborhood
Probably one of the best done SNL skits I've seen in a while.
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Organicfest took place on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville on Sunday, September 7.  The event hosted a number of booths featuring area organic purveyors and health and wellness specialist.  Th...
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Hickory Nut Gap Farm kicked off its fall season activities over the weekend (their fall season will run through November 2, 2014).  The farm has a blanket admission ($7 a person or free for kids two and under) which includes ...
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In 2010, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), whose members include PepsiCo, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Kraft, and many other large food manufacturers, voluntarily pledged to collectively sell 1 trillion fewer calories in the U.S. marketplace by 2012 and 1.5 trillion fewer by 2015. In September, a thorough study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation... Read More
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Organicfest Offers View of Organic Lifestyle
Organicfest took place on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack
Square Park in downtown Asheville on Sunday, September 7.  The event hosted a number of booths featuring
area organic purveyors and health and wellness specialist.  The family-friendly event offered ...
Organicfest took place on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville on Sunday, September 7.  The event hosted a number of booths featuring area organic purveyors and health and wellness specialist.  Th...
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Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Fall Season
Hickory Nut Gap Farm kicked off its fall season activities over the weekend (their fall season will run through November 2, 2014).  The farm has a blanket admission ($7 a person or free for kids two and under) which includes access to the corn maze, tricycl...
Hickory Nut Gap Farm kicked off its fall season activities over the weekend (their fall season will run through November 2, 2014).  The farm has a blanket admission ($7 a person or free for kids two and under) which includes ...
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Planner/Zoning Administrator
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  • Planner/Zoning Administrator, 2011 - present
  • Planning Technician, 2007 - 2011
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville - Afghanistan - Iraq
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Hi,
I'm Josh, I like cities, urban agriculture, cooking, and a lot of other things.  I get mixed up in a lot of different things and I'm never quite sure where I'm going.
Education
  • Western Carolina University
    M.P.M. Project Management, 2011 - present
  • AB Tech
    A.A.S. Information Systems, 1998 - 2001
  • Appalachian State
    M.A. Geography, 2007 - 2009
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
    B.S. Environmental Studies, 2001 - 2007
  • Haywood Technical Community College
    A.A.S. Geospatial Technology, 2006 - 2012
  • American Military University
    A.A. Communication, B.A. Sociology, 2009 - 2012
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The Esquire Pickle
www.esquire.com

From renowned chef Edward Lee

Legal Issues
happyacreshomestead.blogspot.com

Sec. 7-1-3 (c) of the City of Asheville UDO states, ”Bona fide agricultural use. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to bona fide

Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC
mountainx.com

Independent news, arts, events and information for Asheville and Western North Carolina

Riskier Street = Safer Streets? – Urban Times
www.theurbn.com

For most of us, when we're walking in the city, the safest place to be is on the pavement or sidewalk.

Why China Will Never Rule the World: Book Review – Urban Times
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We’ve all been hearing about China’s rise to power and its emergence as a new leader on the world stage for years now.

Terrorists in Love: Book Review – Urban Times
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During the past decade, “terrorist” and “jihad” have secured a prime spot within the popular vernacular.

The New Old Town – An Idealized Future – Urban Times
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This post builds on concepts originally introduced by "Why Place Matters in the Built Environment: Part I" and "Why Place Matters in the Bui

Want a Job? Give Me Your Password – Urban Times
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I first noticed a story posted by the Associated Press yesterday titled “Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords” and my initial re

Space Hacking: What QR Codes Say About Our Cities
ut.co

Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept.

Backyard Chickens: WWI-Era Solution to Almost Everything
placeshakers.wordpress.com

Over the course of the past six or eight decades, certain things have come to define, in part, our modern existence: Making a living out of

Should We Stop Eating Meat for the Sake of the Planet?
ut.co

The debate surrounding the consumption of meat is not something which is new to human nature.

Friends and the Other Side of the Apocalypse – Book Review
www.theurbn.com

In his volume Friends and the Other Side of the Apocalypse author A.

Google Drive
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Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff

Hickory Daily Record
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The excitement that greeted North Carolina’s new annexation law was dulled considerably when a judge struck down key provisions in the law.

A Tool for Raising Food Consciousness
ut.co

In the past decade we’ve seen somewhat of a resurgence in what one might term as our “food consciousness”.

Interview with Jacqui Dunne, Author of “Rethinking Money”
ut.co

I recently had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming title Rethinking Money with one of the book's authors, Jacqui Dunne.

Classifying the Built Environment: Zones, Urbanicity, Transects, and Tre...
www.theurbn.com

Each day countless commuters trek through the commuter zone to the CBD, from T3 to T6, from “MSA but not in a central city” to “central city

Carbon Heavy Qatar Roars Ahead in Green Building Innovation
ut.co

Qatar: land of gas-guzzling cars and blasting air-con, where money is unlimited and oil is cheap and plentiful.

Food Tank:The Food Think Tank
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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and organization founded by Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson.

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