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Update on Green Opportunities’ Executive Leadership Transition

Dear community members, funders, partners and stakeholders,


We are writing to share with you that Green Opportunities’ search for an executive director who will lead our organization into its next phase of growth and impact is underway. The Executive Director position was posted publicly in December, and applications are currently in review.


A Leadership Transition Committee comprised of Green Opportunities (GO) board members, staff, and community members has been assembled and is meeting regularly to ensure a smooth and effective executive leadership transition, under the direction of a Human Resources consultant.

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This Month: Join Green Opportunities & Partners for Two Free Community Wellness Events

chef-hanan-shabazzSouthside Cooking Workshop:
Canning with Chef Hanan Shabazz
Friday, January 13, 1:00-6:00 PM


Join Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready staff and Asheville Chef Hanan Shabazz for this free workshop on canning, pickling and preserving! Learn to make Southern Chow Chow and how to preserve seasonal foods. This workshop is open to all community members, and will take place in Southside Kitchen (located in the Edington Center at 133 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801). 

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GO Kitchen Ready Graduate Octavius Boozier Finds His Home in the Kitchen



When 23 year old Octavius Boozier moved from Charlotte to Asheville last December with his girlfriend, he was looking for a positive environment, gainful employment, and a place to call home.


An internet search led Octavius to the Green Opportunities  website, and he was so eager to be accepted into the Kitchen Ready training program that he filled out not one, but two applications.

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