Asheville, NC (October 22, 2010)- Asheville GreenWorks’ yearlong series of NeighborWoods projects to improve the health and livability of Asheville communities culminated in a tree planting at Klondyke Homes today. More than 30 volunteers planted 30 trees at the Klondyke Homes on Montford Avenue. This event will engage Klondyke residents and the public at-large in hands-on action to green their neighborhood.
This NeighborWoods planting initiative will help revitalize the neighborhood’s public housing complex by beautifying the area and lowering residents’ energy costs. Strategically planted trees will provide heat-beating shade for buildings, parking lots, streets, and yards while also cleaning the air and enhancing the area’s aesthetics.
Asheville GreenWorks is engaging the Klondyke community in these efforts to make local housing healthier, greener, and more affordable. Youth from the Klondyke community joined adult residents and volunteers from The Home Depot, the Rotary Club, Asheville GreenWorks, Asheville Housing Authority and the University of North Carolina to plant trees around Klondyke communities.
This campaign to improve the quality of life in Klondyke through trees was made possible by a $10,000 National NeighborWoods Grant from the Alliance for Community Trees and The Home Depot Foundation. Asheville GreenWorks is one of 10 organizations nationwide that received this highly competitive challenge grant in support of urban forestry and affordable housing partnerships.
Asheville Citizen-Times- Tree Planting held at Asheville’s Klondyke Homes
The Home Depot Foundation
National NeighborWoods Program