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Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and birds alike. Serviceberries are early

Dashboard designed to make Asheville’s proposed budget more accessible

Dashboard designed to make Asheville’s proposed budget more accessible

Municipal budgets can be tricky to follow. There are different types of costs — personnel, operations and capital. And there are many different types of revenues that help pay for those costs — property taxes, sales taxes, grants and fees to name a few. To make government budgets even harder to decipher, programs and departments


City of Asheville launches Edibles Program

City of Asheville launches Edibles Program

The Shiloh Community garden is located at 59 Hampton St. Photo courtesy of Bountiful Cities, a partner agency with the City of Asheville.     The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the Office of Sustainability has launched the Asheville Edibles Program. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for community

City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

City of Asheville joins with community partners to celebrate Earth Week April 21-23

The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities. The City of Asheville, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Equinox, GreenWorks, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Grower’s School, Mountain True and RiverLink are hosting Asheville Earth Week on April 21, 22, and 23. With multiple events at

Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection happens Saturday

Asheville GreenWorks Hard-2-Recycle collection happens Saturday

Packing peanuts cluttering up your life? What about Styrofoam from holiday shipping? These items don’t go in your regular recycling bin but you can responsibly dispose of them during Asheville GreenWorks next Hard-2-Recycle event, coming up Jan. 14 in Asheville. They are accepting a lot of things that we tend to accumulate: old cellphones, used books, printer


City of Asheville receives budget award

City of Asheville receives budget award

The City of Asheville Budget Division is pleased to announce that the City of Asheville has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City had to

Asheville’s Office of Sustainability turns lens on climate resiliency

Asheville’s Office of Sustainability turns lens on climate resiliency

Prolonged droughts resulting in regional woods fires pose challenges to our environment and climate resilency. This dynamic is one that the City of Asheville Office of Sustainability and NEMAC are analyzing.   Topic to be incorporated into City’s Comprehensive Plan update   Flooding. Landslides. Drought. Wildfire. Each season brings more worldwide reminders that weather and


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