Black Mountain Beautification Committee

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Thank you all who submitted your application for the 2015 Seed Award.  We are proud to announce the winners of this year's award. 

  • Third Grade Reading Room students of Black Mountain Primary School 

    The students with direction from their teachers designed a flower garden outside their Reading Room. They researched plants, stepping stones and art pieces to include in their garden. Their goal is to make a beautiful and peaceful place for children of all ages to read and grow.

  • Black Mountain Elementary PTO

    This project will help to enhance the beauty of Black Mountain Elementary School. It is part of the Environmental Awareness/Impact Project required of students enrolled in a C.D. Owen High School Earth/Environmental Science Honors course taught by Mr. Mallory. A goal of the project is to minimize maintenance and maintenance-related emissions. With the cooperation of the Black Mountain Elementary School PTO, Principal Bossert and Mr. Mallory, Noah Hollady will research, develop, coordinate and implement landscaping and beautification of the school campus.


  • C.D. Owen High School

    Under the direction of Bo Mallory, the students of the Spring 2015 Earth/Environmental Science class will research, develop, coordinate and implement landscaping at the Warhorses & Warlassies entrance to OHS. They will use locally sold and/or produced materials to highlight native and/or endangered species while promoting a natural, low maintenance “Go Green” solution that uses less water and/or attracts helpful insects. The project will be counted toward efforts for OHS to become a certified North Carolina Green School.

After the students complete their projects, we will be showcasing the new landscapes here.

We really enjoyed going back to school and it brought out the kid in all of us...




Quilt Raffle Tickets For Sale

We are raffling this beautiful, heirloom-quality quilt as part of our annual Garden Show & Sale on May 16th.  The quilt was completely hand-sewn by Susan Chabot of Black Mountain from the 'Rose Sampler' pattern designed by Rosemary Makhan.  It's a queen-size, all cotton quilt, meticulously hand-appliqued and hand-quilted over an 18-month period.  Susan is a master at applique and quilting and has created an exquisite work of art. 


Proceeds from the sale will help the committee in its work to make Black Mountain an even more attractive town.  Susan Chabot, a long time member of the committee, is moving to Ohio, but the legacy of her work in garden sites and in this beautiful quilt will be with Black Mountain forever.

In the near future, the quilt will be displayed at the Monte Vista Hotel.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from committee members, Monte Vista Hotel or by completing the form on the Contact Us tab. 




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Julie Stout completed seed money award project

Featured News

Calling all volunteers!  We need you to help clean-up trash around Black Mountain from 9 - noon on April 4.  Meeting place is Town Square parking lot to pick-up trash bags, vest, gloves and assignments.  Come for any amount of time you are able. 

Litter Sweep continues through May 10 so if April 4 doesn't work for you -- no problem.  Just stop by Town Hall and pick-up trash bags to help make Black Mountain beautiful!

 
Going Away But Never Forgotten
A going away party was given to long time members, Susan and Barry Chabot.  Susan was the Garden Site Coordinator and so much more.  Susan received the Willie Headley Service Award for All the wonderful work she has done throughout the years.  We will miss them both and thank them for opening up their hearts and home to each and everyone of us. 

Black Mountain Garden Show & Sale - Quick Facts

Date:  May 16, 2015 
Hours:  9 am to 4 pm
Location:  Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain, NC 
Admission & Parking: Free
Direction:  Mapquest 
Food & Drinks:  Food is available at Monte Vista Hotel and we will have bottled water for sale 
Events:  Workshops; Quilt Raffle tickets for sale and winner announced that day;  Come to the BMBC booth to see the clothesline of Garden Services for sale.
Vendors:  Listing coming soon. 

Much, Much, More to come!


Sponsorship

If you are looking for a unique, local gift for that special person consider purchasing a sponsorship. For more details, visit the Get Involved page.  



If you need a hostess, teacher gift or a gift to say "lets stay in touch", look no further.  Our Co-chair, Joyce Black-Woerz, designed these four beautiful prints.  These note cards can be purchased at the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain and by completing the form on our Contact Us page. The fee is $5 plus postage.