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"Green" Holiday Gift Suggestions


Buncombe County Cooperative Extension would like to offer a couple of suggestions for your holiday gift giving.

Rain Barrels:

Has the gardener in the family been coveting a rain barrel? We have 80 gallon rain barrels available.

Each barrel comes complete with fittings and installation instructions.

Barrels are $110 + tax, cash or check. We’ll be happy to hold your barrel for holiday pick up.

New Garden Guides:

We have an updated version of the old Garden Almanac, with expanded information on waterwise gardening, firewise landscaping, preparing your garden for winter, growing fruits and vegetables, flower and herb gardening, composting and mulching, caring for trees and shrubs and more.

The helpful monthly "To Do" list is still an essential part of the Guide. It's a great stocking-stuffer for the gardeners in your life (for yourself)! $10 (cash or check); order online for $12 (includes postage) at buncombemastergardener.org.


Pick up either one of these great gifts at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Avenue in Asheville. For more information or to check availability of either of these items, call 255-5522.