Save the date!

The site committee is excited about the gardens that we have scouted for the 2016 stroll! This year’s Stroll will be in the general area of Vance School, extending down Sulphur Springs Road to Malvern Hills Park and Sand Hill Road to the Hominy Creek Greenway. Mark your calendars now so you can come join us on September 10! Kickoff ceremony will be at Vance School at 10:30 and Stroll from 11- 4!

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Our 2015 Sponsors!

A big THANK YOU to all of these businesses for being a sponsor of the Garden Stroll. We couldn’t do it without their assistance.  Not only do they enable us to put on the stroll, but they also allow us to give Seed Money Grants to the community!

PRIMARY SPONSORS

BBBarns

 

 

BB Barnes

 

 

 

Bionic Man Painting Co.

 

 

 

Bionic Man Painting

 

 

 


Image420

 


Image 420 Screenprinting

 

 

 

JesseIsrael

 

 


Jesse Israel & Sons Nursery and Garden Center Inc.

 

 

 

PhilDavisDentistry

 


Phil Davis Dentistry

 

 

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Reems Creek Nursery

 

 

 

Hop BC

 

 


The Hop Ice Cream Café

 

 

 

SUPPORTERS

Asheville Bookworks

 

 

Asheville Bookworks

 

 

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Flora

 

 

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Francine Delany New School for Children

 

 

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service

 

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service

 

Harvest

 


Harvest Records

 


Hole Donuts logo

 

Hole Doughnuts

 

 

io design & illustration

 

iodesign & illustration

 

 

Lucky Otter logo

 

Lucky Otter

 

 

New Belgium logo

 

New Belgium Brewing

 

OysterHouse

 

Oyster House Brewing Company

 

 

PetVet

 

Pet Vet on Patton Animal Hospital

 

 

Roots Organic Gourmet


Roots Organic Gourmet

 

Short Street Cakes

 


Short Street Cakes

 

 

Sunny Point Café

 

Sunny Point Café

 

 

Urban Orchard Cider Co.

 


Urban Orchard Cider Co.

 

 

UJ (Universal Joint)

 


Universal Joint

 

 

The West Asheville Library

 

The West Asheville Library

 

West Asheville Real Estate

 

West Asheville Real Estate

 

 

West Village Market & Deli

 

West Village Market & Deli

 

 

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Whist

 

 

Wholesale Glass & Mirror Company

 

Wholesale Glass & Mirror Company

 

 

 

FRIENDS

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism
Atomic Furnishing & Design
B&B Pharmacy
Battlecat Coffee Shop
Bonfire Barbecue
Dr. Dave’s Automotive
Firestorm Books + Coffee
Hops & Vines
Hot Stuff Tattoo
King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle
Luke Atkinson Furniture Co.
Odd’s Café
Waking Life Espresso
Walk (West Asheville Lounge & Kitchen)

WAGS 2015 in pictures

Click on the link below to view the beautiful pictures that Christopher took during the 2015 stroll. You can use the slide show option or click on any picture to move through them at your own pace.

https://picasaweb.google.com/107816998505973421633/WAGS2015?feat=directlink

Seventh Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll!

Please join us at the Seventh Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS), Saturday September 12, 2015. This year’s theme “Cycles,” will be highlighted during a family-friendly kickoff ceremony starting at 10:30am at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road, Asheville. The kickoff site will feature information about local organizations and displays showcasing the projects of WAGS 2015 Seed Money Grant recipients. Printed Stroll Guides and maps will be available from 11 AM to 3:30 PM at the kickoff site.

The kickoff ceremony will start at 10:30 am, and the gardens will be open from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, rain or shine.

This year’s Stroll includes 18 gardens located along a walkable and bicycle-friendly route in neighborhoods north of Haywood Road and east of the library. Highlights include heirloom vegetables, berries, fruit, and colorful flowers; unique landscaping and stonework; a large community garden; whimsical garden art; chickens; and friendly folks eager to share their gardening experience.

The West Asheville Garden Stroll is a non-profit endeavor led by a group of passionate gardeners. It is FREE and open to the public.

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2015 Stroll Coming Soon!

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Save the date!  The 2015 West Asheville Garden Stroll is scheduled for Saturday, September 12.

This year’s theme is Cycles.  Think plant cycles…cycling back to the area of the first stroll 7 years ago,…cycles with wheels…!

Check back for more details!  And as always, the stroll is FREE and open to the public.

 

 

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Our Local Sponsors for WAGS 2014

A big THANK YOU to all of these businesses for being a sponsor of the Garden Stroll. We couldn’t do it without their assistance.  Not only do they enable us to put on the stroll, but they also allow us to give Seed Money Grants to the community!

PRIMARY SPONSORS

BBBarns

 

 

BB Barnes

 

 

Bionic Man Painting Co.

 

 

 

Bionic Man Painting

 

 

 

Frugal Framer

 


Frugal Framer

 

 

 

 

SUPPORTERS

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

 

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

 

Print

 


Asheville Bee Charmer

 

Asheville Bookworks

 

 

Asheville Bookworks

 

 

Clingman Cafe

 


Clingman Café

 

Dr Dave's Automotive

 

 

Dr. Dave’s Automotive

 

 

Grass to Greens Landscaping

 

Grass to Greens Landscaping

 

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service

 

Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service

 

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Image 420 Screenprinting

io design & illustration

 


iodesign & illustration

 

Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center

 


Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center

 

Mountain Valley Spring Water

 

Mountain Valley Spring Water

 

Phil Davis Dentistry

 

Phil Davis Dentistry

 

Reems Creek Nursery

 

 

Reems Creek Nursery

 

Roots Organic Gourmet


Roots Organic Gourmet

 

Short Street Cakes

 


Short Street Cakes

 


Sunny Point Café


Sunny Point Café

 

The Hop Ice Cream Café

 


The Hop Ice Cream Café

 

Urban Orchard Cider Co.

 


Urban Orchard Cider Co.

 


UJ (Universal Joint)

 

Universal Joint

 


The West Asheville Library


The West Asheville Library

 

Walk (West Asheville Lounge & Kitchen)



Walk (West Asheville Lounge & Kitchen)

 

 
West Asheville Real Estate

 

West Asheville Real Estate

 

 

West Village Market & Deli

 

West Village Market & Deli

 

Wholesale Glass & Mirror Company

 

Wholesale Glass & Mirror Company

 

Zia Taqueria

 


Zia Taqueria

 

 

 

FRIENDS

Asheville School of Massage & Yoga
Battlecat Coffee Shop
B&B Pharmacy
Bear Creek Apartments
City Real Estate
Emerald Mountain Greenhouses and Gardens
Harvest Records
Hops & Vines
Hot Stuff Tattoo
Jesse Israel & Sons Garden Center
King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffle
Patton Avenue Pet Company
Shaklee Independent Distributor
Silver’s Auto Service Inc.
Twice Round Vintage
Villagers
Waking Life Espresso
West End Bakery & Cafe
Zentangle Relax & Restore

2014 Stroll

mini bee flower no textPlease join us at the Sixth Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll, Saturday, September 13, 2014. This year’s theme “Celebrating Pollinators”, will be highlighted during family friendly kickoff ceremonies at Francine Delany School, 119 Brevard Road in West Asheville.  Asheville-based Bee City USA will provide an educational exhibit on creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, and home made bee homes for non-hiving bees will be on exhibit.  We will be showcasing our 2014 Seed Money Grant recipients with a photo display of the progress on their projects.

The kickoff festivities will start at 10:30 am, and the gardens will be open from 11:00 – 4:00, rain or shine.

The 2014 Stroll includes approximately 12 gardens in West Asheville, with this year’s gardens centered along Brevard Road and surrounding neighborhoods. Garden features along the way will include set-ups for chickens and bees, heirloom vegetables, a pollinator corridor, a monarch way station, experimental blight resistant chestnuts, and garden art.

In keeping with this year’s theme, if you want to attract pollinators to your garden, download Plant a Pollinator Friendly Garden (MS Word format) for a list of common plants that support pollinators.

The West Asheville Garden Stroll is a non-profit endeavor led by a group of passionate gardeners.  It is FREE and open to the public.

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Seed Money Grants Awarded

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The WAGS Planning Team is pleased announce its first annual Community Gardening Seed Money Grants. Funding for the grants, totaling $1,100, was made possible by sponsors of the 2013 West Asheville Garden Stroll. The grants will support school garden projects at Vance Elementary, Hall Fletcher Elementary, and Francine Delany New School for Children, and landscaping projects at the Asheville City Schools Preschool and Sunny Point Café. Photos will be on display at the 2014 West Asheville Garden Stroll, September 13.

· Vance Elementary has a well-established Peace Garden that functions as an outdoor learning laboratory, educating the whole child and community through hands-on learning and promoting environmental stewardship, character development, and healthy lifestyles. The WAGS grant will support the planting of edibles in new areas of the school campus, starting with blueberry bushes along the sidewalk on Sulphur Springs Road.

· Hall Fletcher Elementary, along with A-B Tech and community volunteers, offers a unique project called Common Ground that combines English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, childcare, and gardening. The WAGS grant will support Common Ground’s work to improve the school garden, including construction of a clay oven which will enrich both the school’s gardening program and the ESL program.

· Francine Delany New School for Children is cultivating habitat for pollinators and initiating a “pollinator corridor” that will stretch half a mile from the school to West Asheville Park. The WAGS grant will support a micro-nursery to grow pollinator-friendly plants for planting on school property and along the corridor. The project involves students, faculty, local residents, and community organizations.

· Asheville City Schools Preschool seeks to landscape its front lawn, with the goal of creating an outdoor space that is beautiful, useful, inviting, and sustainable. The school will get help from two local businesses – Flora and Villagers – as well as parents, a mural artist, and the Asheville School’s service learning program. The WAGS grant will support soil amendments, plants, and gardening supplies.

· Sunny Point Café is known and loved for its gardens as well as its food. The café seeks to reestablish a flower garden in a strip between the sidewalk and State Street that the city recently dug up to repair a water line. The WAGS grant will help Sunny Point to beautify this small but high-traffic, high-visibility area.

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