Did you know that there is an abundance of medicinal and edible plants growing right here in downtown West Asheville? Yes, even in the urban landscape you can find many helpful plants colonizing the local sidewalks, gardens, and wild spaces. Below we have listed some of the many edible and medicinal plants that we have found in the blocks immediately surrounding the Center. Check out the list - you may be surprised to learn about the uses of common garden ornamentals like magnolia and yarrow, or that there are nutritious, edible plants like violet and dandelion growing right in your front lawn. These plants are featured in our West Asheville Urban Plant Walks that we hold every spring and fall. Please check our events page for the date of the next plant walk.