Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation have partnered to host the first Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert to highlight and benefit local environmental nonprofits. Rescheduled due to rain accompanying Hurricane Florence, the all ages event will now take place on Sunday, November 11, from 3-5:30 pm at the new Wedge at Foundation on Foundy Street.
“We believe that human health is inextricably linked with our environment. We are launching this festival to raise awareness of the important work that these nonprofits are doing each and every day to help maintain the health of our mountain ecosystem,” said Dr. Chad Krisel. Krisel and Dr. Brian Lewis are the founders, owners, and medical providers at Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville.
Jay Brown (singer/songwriter/one-man band) and members of Resonant Rogues (Appalachian old-time and early New Orleans Jazz) will perform. Several local environmental nonprofits will staff booths to highlight their advocacy work and volunteer opportunities, and The Clean Plate Asheville food truck will be onsite, selling their signature farm-to-plate clean comfort food.
The festival is free to attend, but donations are welcomed. A portion of the event’s sales, along with community donations and funds contributed by Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville will be split equally between the featured environmental nonprofits.
About Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville
The first Direct Primary Care (DPC) clinic in the area, Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville is a membership-based practice offering personalized care, lifestyle medicine, and longer, low-cost office visits. Membership benefits include primary and urgent care, discounted lab tests, nutritional guidance, health coaching, and free/low-cost health-related classes. As pioneers in a national movement to heal healthcare, the clinic is committed to supporting individual, community, and environmental health. Each month, Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville donates to different local nonprofits.