Saturday, October 9, 2010

Burton Street Community Peace Gardens

10-10-10 Asheville: Burton Street Community Peace Gardens

10 October 2010 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm
We will be combining work and play at our expanding network of community gardens in the Burton Street Community of West Asheville.
Folks will have the opportunity to assist with sheet mulching, putting in fall vegetable starts, and planting ground cover.
After the work, folks are invited to gather around the outdoor earth oven and fire pit for music, pizzas and other goodies. Bring ingredients for the pizzas and something to drink!
Event Host: We are part of the vibrant heartbeat within the diverse Burton Street Community, reaching out with food, art, garden plots, economic opportunities, activities, education, and a place to meet your neighbor.!/pages/Asheville-NC/Burton-Street-Community-Peace-Gardens/78635482114

Location Information
47 Bryant Street
United States
Event Organizer
Safi M

Friday, October 8, 2010


Please bring drinking water with you to all of these events, especially to the Stephens-Lee and GW Carver Edible Park.  We will try to have some water available, but there is no running water on site.  Let's try and make this a trash free event.  Thanks.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


We are planning on a lot of fun activities for the Stephens-Lee parking lot.   

If you are able, please park down below in any of the city employee lots and walk up.  They are available for public parking on Sunday.  And, yes, we double checked...
You can use the over-pass to cross Charlotte St and come safely to the Edible Park.



10-12 pm           Invasive Removal at Dr. George W Carver Edible Park 
                             led by Bountiful Cities Project  and ecologist Bob Gale from WNCA  

10-2 pm             Demonstrations in the Stephens Lee Recreation Center parking Lot
                                     Bio-gas generation with Eli Whipple
                                     DIY Bike repair clinic with Asheville ReCyclers
                                     Kids Activities- including the Sundance Solar Quest Station
                                     Kudzu Baskets
                                     Live music

12-4 pm             Crop Mob (weeding and mulching) of the Dr.George W Carver Edible Park 
                                     with Bountiful Cities Project

2 pm                   Plant Walk led by Marc Williams Botany Every Day      
OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN   (see blog posts for details/locations)

9:30am                       Reed Creek Clean-up                      Meet at the Reed Creek Greenway,
                                                                                                 next to the Eblen Short Stop on Broadway

10am-12:30pm           Healing salves workshop with Keri Evjy 

10:10 am-2:10 pm      Water Infiltration workshop                  Linking Waters and RiverLink
2-7pm                        Burton Street Community Peace Garden      work party followed by 
                                                                                                            pizza, music and a fire

2:20-5:30pm          Z-Link Sidewalk Repair for Asheville     Meet at Arby's on West Patton Avenue
                                                                                                                near intersection of Florida
4:30-5:30pm              Tour of Ashevillage Institute              followed by tea and conversation

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Z-Link Sidewalk Repair

Maintaining passable sidewalks is key to getting people out using them! There are many places where perfectly good walks extend for blocks, only to be obstructed in one short section, rendering them impassable for wheel chairs, baby strollers or those with ambulatory disabilities. Do your part to help make sidewalks meet their intended use. This is an ongoing effort that you can participate in this weekend and beyond.

What: Z-Link Sidewalk Repair for Asheville

When: 10/10/10, 2:30 - 5:30pm

Where: Meet at Arby's on West Patton Avenue near intersection of Florida

What to Bring: Garbage bags, work gloves, square-bladed shovel or gardening spade, rake, broom, etc.

For for information about the Z-Link effort see the Asheville Z-Link Blog at...
Or call Tiffany Smith

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Sundance Solar Quest Station 10-2pm

Erika Schneider, of Sundance Power Systems, will be hosting:

“The Sundance Solar Quest Station”  ~ An interactive energy education experience to empower kids with knowledge and inspire them to create clean energy systems for our future.  In this game, everyone is a winner! 

Stephens Lee Rec Center

Plant Walk with Marc Williams 2pm

Marc will be assisting people in deepening their relationship with some of the plants growing around the George W Carver edible park.

Marc Williams is an ethnobotanist. He has studied plants intensively while learning to use them for food, medicine, and beauty. His training includes a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College, over a decade working at a multitude of restaurants, various farms, and travels throughout 22 countries in North/Central America and Europe. Marc has taught hundreds of people about the marvelous world of plants and their respective uses. Soon he will receive a master’s degree in Appalachian Studies concentrating in Sustainable Development with a minor in Geography and Planning from Appalachian State University. He also completed the Training for Transition course in May 2010.