Trees Asheboro Programs Bear Fruit

By Owen George: Trees Asheboro Board Member

Autumn is a magical time in North Carolina - inspiring us with warm days and cool evenings, the rustling of leaves in gentle breezes, and the generous bounty of harvest. Trees Asheboro is reflecting the wonder of this magical season in the myriad of activities that continue to unfold.

Courier-Tribune horticulture writer JD Walker (R) and a group of outstanding science students share the excitement of new Trees Asheboro greenhouse at North Asheboro Middle Sc

Our grant application to the Community Foundation for Randolph County was approved in August and has provided funds to assist in the renovation of the Trees Asheboro Community Greenhouse. TA volunteers have wasted no time--the greenhouse now has electricity, a new layer of gravel inside, and several other improvements. Thanks go to Total Land Care, Asheboro Housing Authority, Asheboro Recycling, TA volunteers and the City of Asheboro for making this possible.

Another exciting event: TA's second donation of a greenhouse to Asheboro City Schools. On September 27th we celebrated at North Asheboro Middle School, the site of this year's greenhouse project. Asheboro Mayor David Jarrell and a large number of education leaders joined with a group of outstanding science students to tour the new greenhouse and begin the planting of seeds. Our thanks go to Jim Weston of Weston's Feed and Seed for the greenhouse, and to TA Board member Mary Lou Diener for her leadership in the project.

And there is more.... Stay tuned for our next posting.