Cultural Resources staff have partnered with the Junaluska Community, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, as well as other community members to install raised garden beds at North Street Park to be used a local community vegetable gardens. Volunteers come together regularly to place and construct this garden and install other necessities, such as deer fencing. Do you want to get involved, not only in the maintenance of the already existing garden, but in the construction and upkeep of other gardens in the future? Contact Cultural Resources, located at the Jones House for more information.
Leola Street Community Garden
Leola Street Community Garden began Sept. 2005 when the Town of Boone granted the community garden 1.26 acres of land in between Wal-Mart and the old K-Mart (currently Publix) for $1.00 a year. This community garden has over 45 active garden beds. There are multiple handicapped-accessible garden beds, a split rail fence to espaliered fruit trees along the rails, and building soil for additional soil. This land was once a gravel parking lot and now has been transformed into a productive garden! Garden spaces are 10 feet by 15 feet, 14 feet by 20 feet, and 20 feet by 30 feet. The fees are $20, $30, and $40 annually which includes; seeds, community tools, compost, manure, and monthly workshops.