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May - Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Work Day

Date: Friday, May 26

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park, 30 George Washington Carver Avenue, Asheville

Parking: Stephens-Lee Recreation Center parking lot

Partnered with: City of Asheville, Bountiful Cities, Asheville Greenworks

Updates: Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Facebook Page

Join us for an exciting and rewarding community event at the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park, located in the vibrant East End/Valley Street neighborhood of Asheville. Discover one of the oldest community food forests in the United States and be a part of its ongoing transformation.

Mark your calendars for Friday, May 26, and get ready to immerse yourself in a fulfilling experience from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. This event promises to be a fresh and engaging 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.

The Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park boasts over 40 diverse varieties of fruit and nut trees, creating an enchanting and sustainable ecosystem. As we work together to expand the park during the growing season, you'll also have access to informative gardening demonstrations throughout the day.

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.

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, as 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. Your time and support will make a meaningful impact on this valuable green space. We can't wait to see you there!

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