Thu04242014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:38

From slaughterhouse to garden sanctuary

Written by 

out resourcecenterThe Macon County Master Gardener Association is hosting an open house from 1 until 4 p.m. June 15 at the county’s Environmental Resource Center.

 

The organization is developing the grounds at the center, the site of an old slaughterhouse, as a horticultural demonstration garden and wants the public to see it.

The garden features native and landscape plants from Western North Carolina. Visitors can tour a variety of features at the site, including perennial beds, a butterfly garden, a rock garden, a woody ornamental garden, a meditation garden, a heritage flower garden, an herb garden and an orchard with trees and small fruits.  

Several of the gardens are still in the process of being developed. There are also three types of irrigation systems at the site, a composting demonstration area and a greenhouse built by the master gardeners, a program administered through the county’s Cooperative Extension Office.

Volunteers also help maintain the site on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

The center is located at 1448 Lakeside Drive, just east of the county’s landfill. 

828.349.2046.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 458 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceMary Harper was quite possibly the first real friend I made when I moved to Western North Carolina.

    With my apartment a few blocks away from the Water’n Hole Bar & Grill in Waynesville, I ventured down there at night trying to see what was up in this town, trying to make some friends, and trying not to feel alone and isolated in a new place where I was unknown to all who surrounded me. Harper, with her million-dollar smile and swagger, immediately made me feel at home. 

    Written on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00 Read more...