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This native Virginian is growing her roots in Cville. You may have spotted her Grow Your Own Roots collaboration with friend and former Cvillian, Kate Barton, on T’s, bag, bottles, and coasters around town. Her business, ByCary, produces sustainable goods inspired by nature. And you can now find her sustainable glass bottles at Darling! Read more about this local artisan, Our Darling. Cary Oliva Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? If not the Charlottesville area, what brought you here? I was born in Charlottesville but grew up about 2 hours east of here in the Northern Neck of VA. Having lived here two other times during my life, I knew that coming back here after many years would be a good thing and now that was almost 12 years ago! Growing up in a small town, I craved being in a big city for a while and that helped fuel my love of art and design. However, it’s nice to have found a cool mixture of similar types in a small town now. As a local artisan, describe what you do in town. I create functional and sustainable art, anything from marble coasters or trivets to …