“If we follow that logic, though, shouldn’t we also tear down Vance Elementary School rather than merely renaming it?”
Jodie Williams, a teacher at Bell’s School for People Under Six in Fletcher, recently received a Henderson County award for supporting student health and wellness through gardening. But with many students learning online due to COVID-19, Williams and other local educators are digging deep to keep their school gardens viable.
“I think you can see by the turnout here, the phone calls to City Council, our emails, our response, that Vance in general — I don’t speak for every parent here or every student — does not feel like this is a win-win,” said Vance parent Marissa Brooks at the Feb. 27 meeting.
“As parents, community members and taxpayers, we insist that our concerns about this project be heard and respected.”
The eighth annual West Asheville Garden Stroll offers the chance to peek into 15 of the neighborhood’s most charming gardens on Sept. 10.
More creative work from the 2016 Kids Issue, including this jewel: “I’m from a beer-guzzling city with bluegrass tattooed bodies and acupuncture for adults, kids and dogs.”
“My grandparents would also do anything for me. They support me in every way.”
This weekend brings outdoor festivals, Record Store Day, comedy and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.