Burton St and the {Re}Happening

Congratulations to DeWayne BeLove Barton who was a key member of this collaborative art installation at the annual {Re}Happening out at Lake Eden, Black Mountain which took place month.  Anyone who knows DeWayne would have recognized his work immediately. His … Continue reading

The Burton Street Community Association will be commemorating and celebrating the 4th year of the revival of the 1st Regional Agricultural Fair initiated and hosted by E. W. Pearson in 1913.

The Burton Street Community Association will be commemorating and celebrating the 4th year of the revival of the 1st Regional Agricultural Fair initiated and hosted by E. W. Pearson in 1913. This first Regional Agriculture Fair drew crowds in the thousands which included black and white attendees. The Agriculture Fair was first held in the historic Burton Street Neighborhood.
The 4th Agriculture Fair is being held on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM and Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 10AM-8PM at 143 Burton Street in West Asheville.
The Agriculture Fair will kick off on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6PM in the Burton Street Community Center with a program remembering the vision, determination and love of community that E. W. Pearson our founder exemplified. We will continue to honor his legacy of working towards a culture of sustainability.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 festivities will begin with a parade at 12PM. The parade will begin at top of Burton Street and end on the field behind the Burton Street Center. There will be food/ Art & craft vendors, demonstrations “From Garden to Preserving in the Mason Jar”, Community /Garden Tours, Blue Ribbon competition, children’s activity area, live music by local artist and various tournaments.
The Burton Street Agriculture Fair is being presented by the Burton Street Community Association and Co-Sponsored by the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Division and WNC Alliance.

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Start Fresh…Aim High

Many of our local churches host Watch Night services to ring in the new year.  It’s a proud and deeply rooted tradition that let’s us count the blessings of this past year, reckon with those things we wish to let … Continue reading

It wouldn’t be possible without YOU!

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.  Marianne Williamson The work of building community is no solitary exercise.  It takes … Continue reading

Agriculture Fair & Moving Planet!

Less than two weeks ’til the 2nd annual revival of the Burton Street Agriculture Fair & Farmers Jubilee! It’s been a fun planning process with a great core group of folks from the Burton Street & greater Wes]]> We’re excited … Continue reading

In the Spirit of E.W. Pearson: A Poem

Building and maintaining community is sometimes messy, sometimes uncomfortable, often hard work, and almost always rewarding.  The truth is:  We need each other.  Probably in ways we’ve never imagined.  And, if we’re wise, we will turn to those who came … Continue reading