|Address||134 Burton St., Asheville, NC 28806|
|Contact Person-||Safia Mahaba (Garden) & DeWayne Barton|
Safia- (828) 301-0166
DeWayne- (828) 275-5305
|Website:||Peace Garden & Community Center|
|Description of Agency:
Youth and Teen Center:
Burton Street Center features an auditorium, game room, billiard room, arts and crafts room, a computer lab, a weight room and a kitchen. The park surrounding the center features two basketball courts, a playground and a play field. Tutoring and mentoring sessions take place in the community center.
The Burton Street Community Peace Gardens were founded in 2003 by husband and wife pair DeWayne Barton & Safi Mahaba at a time when the community was confronting drug trafficking, crime and the I-26 Connector expansion. With permission from the owners, they cleaned off a vacant lot on Bryant Street and started growing veggies for the community in a few small raised beds.