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Protect 15 year old edible garden at Montford Recreation Center

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The 15 year old edible orchard at the Montford Rec Center is under threat of removal for a sidewalk as part of the landscape renovation. By signing this petition you are sending the message to the City of Asheville to:

1. ...include use of edible landscaping as a priority for public property such as parks, greenways and/or right of ways. In support of this, foster relationships with strong community partners who wish to access edible landscaping and/or use underutilized public land for food production.

2. Encourage partnerships for food production that supports organic and permaculture principles by identifying arable underutilized city-owned land for lease or sale. Pursue methods to make information about such land available to the public.

-The above items are excerpts are from the City of Asheville Food Action Plan adopted by City Council

January 22, 2013 (Resolution 13-17).

Furthermore, we would like to see incorporated into the renovation, implementation of a rain garden with beneficial pollinator plantings at the top of the orchard to remediate storm runoff from the parking lot to water the fruit trees, a pervious section of the parking lot where cars park and drip oil, expansion of the native fruit tree planting located on the south side wooded wedge below the tennis courts, and a native nut tree grove planted in the lower wooded area to be planted with improved genetics for human consumption of hickories and walnuts. 

Thank you for your participation and support of civic engagement

- Buncombe Fruit & Nut Club -

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