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Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Matt Mittan and Michele Scheve, the "Matt and Michele Outdoors" Radio Show is where you can hear stories and get tips, info and ideas about fishing, boating, hiking and camping and more in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Foothills. You can also learn about - and learn from - leaders within the outdoor and nature related economy. Matt and Michele are based out of Asheville, NC.

Matt & Michele Outdoors Matt Mittan / Michele Scheve

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Hosted by award-winning broadcasters Matt Mittan and Michele Scheve, the "Matt and Michele Outdoors" Radio Show is where you can hear stories and get tips, info and ideas about fishing, boating, hiking and camping and more in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Foothills. You can also learn about - and learn from - leaders within the outdoor and nature related economy. Matt and Michele are based out of Asheville, NC.

    Guest: Ted Swartzbaugh, Co-Owner of Tarpestry

    Guest: Ted Swartzbaugh, Co-Owner of Tarpestry

    From the company:

    Ted and Carrie here, creators of the family-owned and Made in America Tarpestry!
    What drives Tarpestry is the raw majesty of the outdoors and the pleasure of being in it. What does not?  A soggy bottom and sunburn. That is why we create products that widen comfort zones – providing a buffer from the occasional unpleasantries in nature. Fun, funky and most of all functional, Tarpestry provides protections with the beloved outdoors so that all may enjoy nature with ease. Alongside taking pleasure in the environment there have to be provisions to protect it. That is why we are dedicated to incorporating sustainable components into all aspects of our business and lives. The unique and one-of-a-kind Tarpestry combines the functions of a tarp and the beauty, design and softness offered by the fabric of a tapestry. The Tarpestry is a soft and durable weather-resistant picnic blanket that provides protections from the beloved outdoors so that all may enjoy the outdoors with ease.

    Connect with Tarpestry by visiting https://tarpestry.com/

    • 17 min
    Guest: Scott Thomas of French Broad Outfitters

    Guest: Scott Thomas of French Broad Outfitters

    From the company:

    French Broad Outfitters is Asheville’s full-service river outfitter.  Celebrating 10 years in the business in 2022, come join us down by the French Broad!  Our retail store has the largest selection of paddling gear in Western North Carolina, including boats, paddle boards, rafts, tubes and everything else water based.  If you’re looking to fix an existing vessel or need some repair necessities – we got you.  From fiberglass and resins to welding rods and Aqua Seal, we try to stock everything you would need to make your repair.
    FBO Outpost
    Our Hominy Creek location in West Asheville is the home base for outdoor fun.  2 acres at the confluence of Hominy Creek and the French Broad; everyone who does a kayak trip will put in, take out, or pass by.  The outdoor stage is rocking on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Food truck on site Wednesday through Sundays in addition to our 40 foot shipping container bar open daily from April 15 to October 15.  Choose from a wide selection of all local beers, ciders, spritzers and wine, plenty of space to spread out, social distance, and let the kids splash on Asheville’s only beach.
    Disc Golf
    Located at the bottom of the hill from WNC’s best disc golf course, Richmond Hill, we also carry everything disc golf.  The sport has exploded both locally and globally, come talk to some of our experts about what you need to round out your bag or get a new cart.
    Bike Rentals
    2022 is going to be the year of the RAD greenway!  While we anticipate the last phase of the new River Arts District greenway will be completed in the summer of 2022, we’re excited for the new portion that is finally complete!  Beginning in late April, rent a pedal or e bike from our outpost at the new Hi Wire RAD location to cruise up or down or all around.  Or check out our boat and bike combo from our Hominy Creek location, the best of both worlds!

    Get more information or make your reservations at https://www.frenchbroadoutfitters.com/

    • 16 min
    Destination: Hickory Nut Gap Farms

    Destination: Hickory Nut Gap Farms

    (We take a behind the scenes look with studio guest: Jamie Ager, Owner)

    From the company:

    Hickory Nut Gap has a rich legacy of food, family, and community on a fifth generation family farm that has been in the same family since 1916. Today, we are proudly helping cultivate a new Appalachian movement. One that combines the richness of our unique Appalachian terroir (soil, water, micro-climate, pasture & forest) with the historic craft-maker culture of the region. We respect nature and humans and the interconnectedness of life. We operate our farms with respect for our land, our animals and the farmer communities who raise them. We respect the relationships we have with partners across the entire farm-to-home journey – and for our customers who seek our brand promise with intention.

    Connect with Hickory Nut Gap at https://www.hickorynutgap.com/

    To schedule a group tour of the Farm in Fairview visit https://www.hickorynutgap.com/group-tours/

    • 30 min
    Introducing: The Environmental Educators of NC

    Introducing: The Environmental Educators of NC

    (Studio Guest: Lauren Pyle)

    From the EEofNC:

    Our organization grew  from the desire of environmental educators across North Carolina to meet and share their experiences, aspirations, and tools.  Since its inception in 1990, EENC has grown into something much greater.  
    Our organization represents a network of outstanding environmental educators, individuals, and organizations who work together to accomplish our core mission: to build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence in environmental education.

      Learn more about the amazing organizations in their network HERE.

    • 23 min
    Guest: Jason Bowman of OGRE

    Guest: Jason Bowman of OGRE

    On April 22, 2002, Jason Bowman, a military veteran, took the 3,000 bucks he had in his wallet, and his toolbox, and took a chance on an empty building on the banks of the New River in Radford , Va. 20 years later , he's still turning wrenches on some badass rigs in his Pisgah Forest, NC shop.

    To find out more about OGRE Outdoors or to book a consult visit https://www.ogreoutdoors.com/ 

    Follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ogre_outdoors/

    • 22 min

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