In photos: Hillcrest get an organic boost from GreenWorks

ORCHARD PROJECT: Volunteers came out on a beautiful day to plant an orchard on a formerly vacant green space in the Hillcrest Apartment complex. Photo by Pat Barcas

Asheville GreenWorks partnered up April 11 with volunteers to transform an empty green lot at Hillcrest Apartments into an orchard.

GreenWorks received a grant to plant its sixth community orchard at Hillcrest, with 24 ball-and-burlap apple trees and 36 blueberries. The goal is to promote better access to food, greenspace, shade, community pride and jobs.


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About Pat Barcas
Pat is a photojournalist and writer who moved to Asheville in 2014. He previously worked for a labor and social rights advocacy newspaper in Chicago. Email him at Follow me @pbarcas

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2 thoughts on “In photos: Hillcrest get an organic boost from GreenWorks

  1. Nathan Jones

    What is missing in the reporting, or missing in reality, is the involvement of the housing authority, its staff, resources, budget, and leadership, on issues of Green and sustainability. As much as it’s nice to see outsiders like GreenWorks helping out, the media needs to hold the Housing Authority accountable to sprucing up all the property it owns across Metro Asheville. That means these reporters need to know who Gene Bell and David Nash, and what Mayor Mannheim expects from the housing authority board of commissioners that she appoints, and the appointees made by previous mayors.

  2. RedHotPoker

    The housing authority is run by the feds, and consequently these people that run it think they are totally autonomous
    from the citizen taxpayers of Asheville…These housing people are arrogant and smarmy toward the city and city council
    and city manager REFUSES to make them more accountable…

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