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RE: City Repair? and Asheville

  • Subject: RE: [cg] City Repair? and Asheville
  • From: "Sharon Gordon" gordonse@one.net
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:36:39 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

>Asheville, a small western
Carolina city that nonetheless is biggest in the
mountains, is a progressive enclave where all kinds of
interesting things take root and grow. I'm not sure,
though, what's currently happening there in terms of
community gardening - there was an active program,
MAGIC?, in the past. (yo, Asheville, if anybody's
lurking on this list). Anyway, that progressive
tradition may explain why City Repair is speaking

I don't know about the regular community gardening in Asheville itself.  I
do know there is permaculture community gardening in the surrounding area
http://www.permacultureactivist.net , http://www.earthaven.org .

Asheville and several places in the surrounding area are also doing
strawbale building and earth plasters as well as various local food
initiatives including some really good bakeries, and local artisianal
quality household items such as furniture, pottery, and textiles.

If you go to the meeting Don mentioned, it's worth it to go early and visit
the book and newstand on the same street and Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
within a block or so and to have dinner at one of the nearby restaurants (a
variety of non-chain restaurant choices).

If you go during a warmer part of the year, Asheville also has a botanical


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