What is Asheville GreenWorks?
Asheville GreenWorks, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a volunteer-based, environmental organization working to enhance the environment and quality of life for citizens in Asheville and Buncombe County through community based projects.
With more than 400 members and thousands of volunteers, we engage the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation and maintenance of green spaces, playground enhancement, neighborhood beautification and care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Through our work, Asheville has been designated as a Tree City USA for 34 years.
Where is Asheville GreenWorks this week?
Edible Landscaping Talk
What: Edible Landscaping Talk
Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Weaverville Town Hall
The Weaverville Tree Board is sponsoring a presentation by Master Gardener Sheila Dunn on edible landscaping. Sheila retired from the corporate world and became a Master Gardener in 2008. Inspired by the “eat local” movement, she devotes most of her time to landscaping her rocky, steep Weaverville yard with edibles. She will present creative methods for adding perennial edibles to any landscape, such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables to grace trellises, walkways and decks. Sheila is also an avid mushroomer and beekeeper.
Imagine your landscape overflowing with fruits, nuts, and veggies! Learn how to tuck edibles into sunny areas in your landscape to provide food your family and friends will enjoy. From blueberry and raspberry hedges to kiwi vine covered decks, to herbs growing between the cracks of stepping stones, learn the easiest and tastiest varieties of edible ground covers, shrubs, trees and vines. Some choice edibles for shady areas including mushrooms, will also be showcased. And imagine accomplishing all of this without incorporating one blade of grass into the landscape.
One happy side effect is the proliferation of butterflies too numerous to count. “Friendly bugs” are used to vanquish pests and avoid the necessity of pesticides. Of course, the primary benefit is the abundant harvest which she dries or freezes.