EnergyXchange's mission is to apply the use of renewable resources and practices for educational opportunities and economic development in the fields of art and horticulture.

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You can now place your order with the Project Branch Out Greenhouses at the EnergyXchange for rare and hard to find Gray's Lillies and several varieties of Lady Slipper orchids!  These plants were tissue cultured at Mayland Community College and will mature in our greenhouses until they are ready for you to pick up by May 5th, 2013.  These new items will be sold as "Bare Root" plants.  For more information or to place an order, please call 828-467-5687 or 828-675-5541 ext. 2.

We have 2 Clay Residencies & 1 Glass Residency opening in 2013! Glass Residency opens on September 1st, with applications due June 15th,  and Clay Residencies open October 1st, with applications due May 15th. click HERE for more information

Artsee magazine reporter, Katie Bowler, and photographer, Donn Young, spent a beautiful spring day this past March learning about sustainable uses for landfill gases. Glass blower, Aaron Baigelman, was their guide; EnergyXchange, their yet-to-be explored territory.

Hours & Info

We're Open To The Public

Monday–Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – noon
After 12pm on Saturday, the gate is closed. Please call 828-675-5541 and press "1". Available residents will come and unlock the gate.

Gray's Lillies & Lady Slippers are sold out for the season!


You may now contact our greenhouse directly at 828-467-5687

Guided tours are available with advance scheduling.

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UNC-TV’s NC Rising, the On-Air Magazine interviews EnergyXchange’s staff and residents to learn how the landfill is put to use.