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Growing Greenways: What We Imagine CAN Become Real

By Ann Babcock Maybe you’ve experienced being  on your bicycle or walking along a path by a river.  It’s a beautiful day to be  outdoors with your kids and/or friends.  You stop at a park along the way for a picnic lunch before continuing.  Your kids are happy, and you’re […]

Growing Greenways

FOCB at Asheville Tailgate Markets

Come visit the Friends of Connect Buncombe at various farmer’s markets around Asheville this spring! North Asheville market, Saturday May 6, 8-12 AM at UNCA Campus Commuter Lot C. Asheville City market,  Saturday May 13,  8-12 AM. at North Market Street Downtown. West Asheville market, Tuesday May 16, 3:30-6:30pm at 718 Haywood Road. You’ll be able to see […]


7 Miles on Saturday

Local Group Hikes Current and Future Greenways Yes, that’s hiking, not walking. On January 14, 20 “hard core” Carolina Mountain Club hikers signed up to join something different from their typical rigorous hikes in on the mountain trails of our region. The closer-to-home hike explored current and future greenways in […]


Woodfin Greenway Project

Town of Woodfin Park and Greenway Bond   Woodfin residents will have the opportunity to vote on the Park and Greenway Bond on the November ballot. In recognition of the need for enhanced pedestrian and recreational access across the Town of Woodfin, the Board of Alderman undertook the development of […]


Brewing for Greenways

Join us for the next Brewing for Greenways on Tuesday, November 15th at 5 p.m. at Wedge Brewing Company. ASHEVILLE, NC – November 4, 2016—Wedge Brewing and New Belgium Brewing have teamed up for a neighborhood brewing collaboration to benefit greenway non-profit, Friends of Connect Buncombe (FOCB) with a take […]


Season’s Greetings

As we enter the holiday season, I would like to share our gratitude to the community for making 2016 such a positive year for the greenway movement in Buncombe County. During the past year, our nonprofit initiated greenway walks, booths at local farmer’s markets, released a new video, and participated […]