The Reid Center renovation is nearing completion

The Reid Center: Reborn
Spring 2014 is underway and exciting things are happening at GO. The Reid Center Renovation is nearing completion and we are on track for a Summer 2014 Grand Opening. Many have seen the renovation at various steps along the way, and we welcome you to check out the most recent progress. We will be holding tours on every Thursday at 4:00 PM starting on May 8th.

Celebrate Arbor Day April 27th with GO, Asheville GreenWorks, and HACA We will be planting fruit and shade trees around the historic Reid Center grounds. The planting will be dedicated to Arthur Edington who served as the last Principal when the Reid Center was still a school. The Tree City proclamation will be read by Councilman Jan Davis and Asheville will receive the Tree City USA award for the 34th year in a row from the NC State Forester. It will be a fun filled afternoon with plenty of child friendly activities and a family cookout to follow the festivities.

We’d also love to see you at… Hood Talk: Re-Entry. Community discussion session to develop communication around issues of concern. Burton Street Community Center 4/24 at 6:00 PM. “Earth Huggers” Block-a-Palooza. Celebration of GO’s youth program efforts in conjunction with the Arbor Day celebration. Food and festivities ​guaranteed. WC Reid Center 4/27 from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Reid Center Tours: Every Thursday in May starting 5/8 at 4:00 PM at the Livingston St. entrance to Reid. 10,000 Villages Fair Trade Fashion Show. GO staff will be modeling and our work will be highlighted. Pritchard Park Downtown 5/17 2:00-3:00 PM.

Stephen Hallum: A recipe for success
Stephen Hallum is a true Ashevillian – self-motivated, ambitious, and also a graduate of the Kitchen Ready program. Cooking has always been a part of his life, but he didn’t realize just how much it would come to influence his career. Since graduating from Kitchen Ready he has been cooking healthier but just as tasty alternatives at home. Instead of store bought potato chips, he’s introduced homemade chips. And rather than frying chicken, he’s turned to baking and grilling.

Get your CSA from Gardens United GO affiliate Gardens United is an urban agriculture organization that provides quality, affordable, and healthy food and economic opportunity to the community. They grow using organic practices while educating the community about healthy eating practices. Produce from their gardens at Pisgah View and Hillcrest Apartments is distributed at farmers tailgate markets, restaurants, and to the community. Contact Carl Johnson at (828) 335-8356 for your CSA today!

We’d like to thank all of our new GO Cycling Team sponsors!
Hands of Sean Perry French Broad Chocolate Lounge Green Sage 42 Networks Steebo Design Falcon Construction Wishbone Tiny Homes West Asheville Real Estate Mast General Store
French Broad Food Coop
FLS Energy
Chris Bifaro Woodworks
Second Gear
…and a big shout out to our ongoing Supporter level sponsors!
5 Walnut Wine Bar 828:design Karpen Steel Custom Doors & Frames
Altamont Brewing Company Blue Ridge Biofuels Equinox Environmental
Communication Mark Dry Pros LLC Curve Studios & Garden
Headwaters Restoration Jan Davis Tire West End Bakery
Land of the Sky U.C.C. Legerton Architecture French Broad Chocolates
News Talk 50 Robert J.Deutsch P.A. Law Firm The SmartBuilders, Inc.
The Double Crown The Hop Ice Cream Café Build It Naturally
GreenBee Cleaning Company Hedrick Industries Circle of Mercy Congregation
BB&T Laser Precision Cutting, Inc. Royal Bank of Scotland

Green Opportunities is a nonprofit dedicated to improving lives, communities and the health of the planet through innvative green collar job training and placement programs. We are committed to empowering low-income neighborhoods in Asheville by preparing residents for well-paying job, completing hands-on projects that make these neighborhoods healthier and more environmentally sustainable, and linking residents of these neighborhoods to job and other community resources that lead to greater empowerment.

About Hayley Benton
Current freelance journalist and artist. Former culture/entertainment reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times and former news reporter at Mountain Xpress. Also a coffee drinker, bad photographer, teller of stupid jokes and maker-upper of words. I can be reached at Follow me @HayleyTweeet

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