Free seeds to get growing

If you’ve ever started a garden, you know that seeds, in addition to soil, water, and sun, are required for success. The City of Asheville is happy to share and support Seed Libraries for residents to access seeds for free! Seed Libraries are a great community resource that offer vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to help [...]

7 Asheville parks and trails for top photos

River Arts District Gateway Sister City Street sign in Pack Square Park Triangle Park Pritchard Park Sculpture Riverside Cemetery E.W. Grove Park Murphy Oakley Park Iconic parks and public spaces around the world fill photo and video sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr, and Pinterest. People share things that make them feel good and project their [...]

tanya rose and leslie carreiro accept the ISO 14001 environmental award

City of Asheville Water Resources Department celebrates 20 years of environmental certification

In January 2004, the City of Asheville Water Resources Department became the first water utility in North Carolina to achieve International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is an environmental certification, received by third-party accredited auditors NSF International. Today, Water Resources proudly celebrates 20 years of environmental certification. The award is presented to [...]

parks employee speaking to community member at event

Asheville Parks & Recreation updates community on comprehensive plan, requests feedback

Following multiple in-person and online engagement opportunities last summer and fall, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) announced additional feedback workshops and a survey for Recreate Asheville: Shaping Our City’s Parks, a community-driven comprehensive plan to guide the City of Asheville’s parks and recreation decisions for the next 10-15 years.  During the City [...]

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