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June - Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Work Day



We have an important announcement regarding our community event at the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park. We are making a change to the meeting date to better accommodate everyone's schedules. Going forward, we will be meeting on the third Friday of each month.


Mark your calendars for our next gathering on Friday, June 16, from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Join us at the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park, located in the vibrant East End/Valley Street neighborhood of Asheville. This exciting and rewarding event will give you the opportunity to contribute to the park's maintenance and expansion.


Guided by the knowledgeable Summer Whelden from Bountiful Cities, you'll have the chance to learn and participate in various activities. From mulching and tree care to shrub maintenance, trash pickup, invasive species removal, and planting, there will be plenty of hands-on opportunities to make a tangible difference in this remarkable green space.


To ensure everyone's comfort and safety, Bountiful Cities and Stephens-Lee Recreation Center will provide additional tools, hand sanitizer, and Asheville Greenworks will offer gloves and trash bags. However, we encourage participants to bring their own gloves, hand tools, water, and anything else they may need to enjoy the event to the fullest. While masks are welcome, they are not required.


But that's not all! We have an additional event to look forward to. The Bountiful Cities Urban Garden Tour & Tasting will take place on Sunday, July 9. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and taste the offerings of urban gardens in Asheville. Don't miss out! The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for the tastings. For more information and to purchase tasting tickets, visit the website: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTc2MDAw


Convenient parking is available at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center parking lot, located at 30 George Washington Carver Avenue. Stay updated with the latest information on the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064283755413. These community work days are presented in partnership with the City of Asheville.


This is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to Asheville's first edible forest ecosystem and give back to your community. These community work days are presented in partnership with the City of Asheville. Your time and support will make a meaningful impact on this valuable green space. We can't wait to see you at the work day and the Urban Garden Tour day!


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