Invisible Hands at Christ Community Church

Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center


Three Seed Money Grants Awarded by Beautification Committee


Black Mountain Elementary School

Black Mountain Beautification Committee


In 2013 the Black Mountain Beautification Committee had a vision to create a grant to help fund projects that best honor the natural beauty of our town and seek to reflect that beauty in the lives of the citizens. Since 2014, $2000 has been awarded to individuals, groups, and organizations for various garden related projects within Black Mountain that have enhanced our town.

The application process began in February for the 2017 Seed Money. After carefully reviewing all applicants, three winners were selected in March: The Black Mountain Elementary School, Invisible Hands at Christ Community Church and the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center.

The Black Mountain Elementary School will be using their grant money to help with their current traditional garden on the playground. The students will also be adding a recycled garden focusing on using repurposed items such as tires and scrap wood to create planters and benches to make the garden more enjoyable.

Adults and Students from Invisible Hands at Christ Community Church have plans to build a raised garden bed at Nana’s Place. This will enable the residents to plant and maintain their gardens and enjoy the rewards of fresh vegetables.

A geological garden will be built by the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center. They plan to create the garden behind the museum, where it will be enjoyed by visitors to the museum as well as the community.

Invisible Hands at Christ Community Church