On Friday, September 23rd four mature fruit trees were cut down at Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park in Asheville.
Members of the regional food community have come together to condemn this action and demand improved communications between the City of Asheville and community members. The significance of this park as the nation’s first community food forest can not be overstated. Discussions on lighting, community safety, and planning for the future care of remaining mature and new edible plantings are ongoing.
Check out the WLOS coverage of the incident HERE.