The West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS) Planning Team (a loose aggregation of your friends and neighbors) wants to encourage edible landscaping and beautification of community spaces, such as boulevard strips, islands, storefronts and schools in West Asheville.
Dream up a project. It must be community oriented (not for individual home beautification), visible from the street and within the area bounded by Patton Ave/Smokey Park Highway, I-40 and the French Broad River.
WAGS is providing up to 7 small grants of $100-250 of seed money to ordinary citizens, community groups, neighbor collaborations, schools, businesses and youth groups to get their projects started.
HERE’S HOW TO APPLY
Describe your project, the location, the estimated cost and how it builds community around gardening in West Asheville. Descriptions should be no more than one page, shorter is fine.
Include the name, phone number and email address of the main contact person and list the people who will be involved.
Email the application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 31ST 2014
We will notify applicants who have been awarded seed money grants by February 28th 2014.
A PROGRESS REPORT will be due to the WAGS planning team (with photos) by August 15th for review and for display at the next West Asheville Garden Stroll on September 13th, 2014. A final report is due on completion of your project.
Grantees must be willing to allow use of photos and project descriptions in WAGS publicity materials.
The weather was perfect. The gardens were awesome. The turnout was very robust. It was a most wonderful day for a garden stroll.
A big thank you goes out to the gardeners who opened their gardens to the public, our sponsors whose generous support helps keep this event free, the community of West Asheville for participating in ways large and small and to all the gardeners every where who make the world a more beautiful place.
WAGS 2013 in Pictures
Click on the link above and it will take you to a photo album of this year’s stroll. Once there you may choose the slide show option or click on a picture and use the next button to go at your own pace. Enjoy.
On street parking is very limited near Christopher Mello’s garden at 307 Waynesville Ave for the opening ceremony.
Ample parking is available close by at:
Asheville Preschool – 441 Haywood Rd
Crossfit – 438 Haywood Rd
And do not block the gate to the supply yard at Builders Supply (hint hint) on Haywood Rd.
Westwood Baptist Church at 150 Westwood Pl. has plenty of parking to get you closer to the gardens at the far end of the loop on this year’s stroll.
Come join us to see what the creative gardeners of West Asheville have in store to stimulate and inspire your own garden endeavors. This year’s stroll is on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm. The kickoff ceremonies with tall special guests begins at 10:30 am in Christopher Mello’s garden, 307 Waynesville Ave, on the corner of Waynesville and Westwood in East-West Asheville.
Bold textures, big color and horticultural drama await.
The Stroll committee has been hard at work organizing a wonderful event for 2013. The focus area is East West Asheville again, this time in the Westwood/Waynesville neighborhood. Save the date: Saturday, September 14th, from 11 am to 4 pm. The Kick-off is at 10:30 at Christopher Mello’s Garden (corner of Westwood and Waynesville).
The stroll website has a fresh new image for our 5th year. Look around to get a feel for who we are.
We are currently in the dreamy winter stage of planning, but sometime in May we will start yawning and stretching and looking around for people to help us make the 2013 stroll a reality, holy cow!
Contact us if you’d like to get involved.
Some picures of the 2012 garden stroll here. And don’t forget to like our Facebook page where you’ll find more photos and the latest info.
The 2012 Stroll is here!
Kick-off 10:30 am at Hall Fletcher School, 60 Ridgelawn Rd.
(maps available there until 4:00)
See you in the gardens!
We can do these events because of the kind support from many West Asheville businesses, a small platoon of willing and capable volunteers and most importantly because of the generous spirits of your neighbors, happy gardeners in West Asheville willing to share their gardens with others. Thank you!