SHARE Asheville

SHARE Asheville is a project of REAL Cooperative

Welcome to SHARE Asheville

SHARE Asheville is a new initiative supported by REAL Cooperative (Regenerative Education Action and Leadership) and driven by the community to illuminate and support existing Sharing Initiatives, Collaborative Consumption Resources and the preservation and growth of the Commons. We are actively seeking partners and collaborators to achieve this goal. SHARE Asheville is part of the international Sharing Cities Network (SCN) where you can find sharing resources in cities all over the world.

Have Questions? Wanna Get Involved?? Contact Tom Llewellyn:

Community Resource Directory and MAP

Welcome to the Share Asheville Community Directory and MAP. This list has been and will continue to be “crowd sourced” from the community and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. The directory (and Map) aims to showcase the Sharing Projects, Collaborative Consumption and Common Resources which Asheville has to offer. Scroll through the over 150 offerings in 7 sections: Food, Services, Reuse, Community Health, Community Wealth, Commons and Public Libraries.  We will soon be developing a list of “Off the Map” resources serving the community without a physical location.

Have a suggestion for something we should add? Or maybe you think there is something which should be removed?? We rely on feedback from the community to make this a useful resource! Please submit all suggestions through this FORM.

SHARE Asheville is hosting our first EVENT!

The first Annual Asheville ShareFest will take place on May 31st (Location TBA). This interactive co-created event will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 30th-June 1st and will showcase local organizations, projects and knowledge in addition to projects from across North Carolina. Asheville ShareFest will highlight examples of the sharing economy which has become a (new) social safety net and multi billion dollar industry in the new economic framework. The event will be one of over 25 ShareFests taking place in cities around the world in the months of April, May and June as part of the international campaign coordinated by Shareable, Center for a New American Dream, OuiShare and other organizations.  Please let us know if you would like to co-create this event with us by filling out this FORM.

A brief history of the MAP and Directory: In October members of REAL Cooperative and over 20 residents gathered together to share food and brainstorm a very comprehensive list of all the sharing, collaborative and community supporting based resources, businesses, organizations and places in Asheville. We used a toolkit developed by and joined more than 50 cities nationwide and around the world who participated in the 2 week Shareable Cities “Map Jam.” After that initial brainstorm REAL Cooperative has continued working on the project and is is proud to present version 1.0.

Earlier this year Asheville resident and writer for, Amy Hamilton, published an awesome guide to many of the sharing based resources that Asheville has to offer. You can find it here:


Lea Mclellan wrote an article about SHARE Asheville and the Map Jam we hosted on October 23rd and it was published this week in the Mountain Xpress: How well does Asheville share?

Follow-up: SHARE Asheville was featured in an article written by

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  1. Pingback: SHARE Asheville featured in Shareable’s international “Map Jam” round-up | REAL Cooperative

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