Master Gardeners seek site for demonstration garden

A previous Buncombe County Master Gardeners’ demonstration garden. (Photo courtesy of Buncombe County Agricultural Extension Office)

The Buncombe County Master Gardener Volunteers’ are looking for property that belongs to the city or county and can be contracted to the Buncombe County Agricultural Extension Office for an extended period of time (10+ years) to be used to serve the public of Asheville and Buncombe County as the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden & Learning Center.  A long-term lease on privately owned property would be welcomed also.

Ideal requirements include:
• at least ½ acre of open, relatively flat land
• access to water & restrooms
• a central location in Buncombe County
• parking for 12+ cars  
• access to a paved street
• space to have mulch and soil amendments delivered and stored
• fencing or some measure of security at the site
• opportunity for garden shed for tool storage
• nearby facility for the Master Gardeners to hold garden educational or organizational meetings

The first 4 requirements are the most essential. 

Master Gardener Volunteers help individuals, families, and communities put researched based knowledge to work in their lives. Master Gardener Demonstration Gardeners help create and maintain a garden where community residents can see new horticultural practices at work.  Demonstration gardens may include – but are not limited to – vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, rose gardens, weed identification gardens, turf plots and groundcover plots.

Site suggestions and offers should be made to 

Mary Ann C. Snedeker is a Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener. For more information about Master Gardeners visit their website.


Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

About Webmaster
Mountain Xpress Webmaster Follow me @MXWebTeam

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.