Visit Local Gardens That Give Away Produce to those in need of food
MOST gardens – 8:00 – 12:00 Saturday June 6th
Suggested donation $5/person for entire tour
List of Public Tour Gardens
• Grace Covenant Community Garden, 798 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 Nancy Hogan firstname.lastname@example.org and Terri March Terri.March@buncombecounty.org are the contacts
The Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Community Garden is a three season garden spanning the months of spring, summer and fall. The garden is planned, planted, tended and harvested by vested gardeners from Grace Covenant church and from nearby neighborhoods. The garden is nurtured by 5 teams who work on an alternate basis with 2 teams minding the garden each week; the 5th team tends the herbs. About 75% of the vegetables produced by the garden are donated to community agencies and organizations who work to ease the pains of those who are hungry and in need of better nutrition. http://www.gcpcusa.org/#/our-community-garden
• Love & Fishes – ONLY OPEN FROM 9 – 11 297 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville area across from Hunter Volvo on Patton Haywood Street Congregation Church is an old small red brick church The Love and Fishes Garden is behind the church) Contact person is Lynne Michael @ email@example.com
The ‘Love and Fishes Bountiful Garden’ is a sacred space where folks come together for a common purpose — to make fresh, organic produce available to all who gather at the Downtown Welcome Table and those visiting Haywood Street who have limited access to fresh produce. Barriers that commonly divide people from different backgrounds or with different life circumstances disappear when they work side by side in the garden. Strangers quickly become friends. It is in these unlikely friendships that we catch glimpses of God’s kingdom!
• The Kenilworth Church Giving Garden, at Kenilworth Church – 123 Kenilworth Rd. Asheville 28803. Katie Adams is the contact person. KENILWORTH OPEN FROM !0:00 – 1:00 due to food firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kenilworth Garden Project is a farm to table initiative to serve the clients of Loving Food Resources. . Loving Food Resources serves patients living with HIV/AIDS and anyone in hospice care in all seventeen WNC counties. It is our hope that by growing and distributing nutritious food from the same location more hungry people will be served. The garden was founded in 2011 and has donated over 2,000 pounds of food. If you work in the garden you also get to share in the bounty of the garden! It is a win/win situation… Feed your family and feed the hungry in our community. If you would like to volunteer in the garden, or have questions, please contact Katie Adams 828-273-3747 orwww.kenilworthchurch.org
EAST & SOUTH EAST
• Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, Dr. John Wilson Community Garden is located at 99 White Pine Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Contacts: Diana McCall, Garden Supervisor, email@example.com
828-337-8932 or Jill Edwards, Health Services Programs Administrator
Started in 2004 by town resident Dr. John Wilson on town owned property, the community garden strives to share fresh produce with families in need, provide growing space for the community, and educate all ages on the benefits of growing and eating fresh produce. In addition to the area used for annual vegetable production, the garden maintains a medicinal and native species trail, mushroom forest, and nearly 100 fruit and nut trees and shrubs. http://www.nccgp.org/…/inf…/dr.-john-wilson-community-garden
• The Lord’s Acre, 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview, NC 28730. Susan Sides is the contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-628-3688
The Lord’s Acre began in 2009 with a group of concerned citizens who wanted to provide fresh food for their local food pantry. Since then we’ve expanded our acreage under production, trained 19 interns, added a SPROUTS program for young children, offer creative ways for folks to do service in their community, conducted a community food survey, began a Share-the-Harvest market, provide our local Welcome Table with food, and more. Our motto is: “There are many types of hunger. Everyone is hungry for something. Everyone has something to give.” It’s our hope to create and inspire innovative ways of bringing community together around food and gardening, thereby strengthening neighbor-to-neighbor bonds that will provide a lasting solution to hunger. www.thelordsacre.org
• The Sand Hill Community Garden, is located at the Buncombe County Sports Park on Sand Hill School Road. Elaine Sargent is the contact person: email: email@example.com phone: 828-808-2645
The mission of Sand Hill Community Garden is to share in garden space, knowledge, and labor with all members of the community. Using organic growing practices we promote community health and wellness by providing fresh produce for garden members and local people in need of food. The garden is sponsored by Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation and is located at the Buncombe County Sports Park on Sand Hill School Road. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sand-Hill-Community-Garden/398036656887147
• Veterans’ Healing Farm – 19 Mahshie Ln, Hendersonville, NC 28739 Contact persons: John & Nicole Mashie – firstname.lastname@example.org (704) 928-6949 http://veteranshealingfarm.org/
Veterans Healing Farm is a nonprofit community farm whose mission is to aid veterans reintegrating into civilian life by growing produce, raising farm animals, and conducting seminars on holistic health and sustainability. We foster a thriving micro-community of veterans and civilians who build deep friendships, implement innovative gardening techniques and help cultivate emotional, physical and spiritual health. The goal is to personally empower vets through the realization that their own efforts and contributions are important to our community.
• The Friendship Garden – 1735 5th Ave. West, Hendersonville, NC, 28739
(First Congregational Church) Contact: Milton Stewart – email@example.com
First Congregational United Church of Christ is located at the corner of 5th Avenue West and White Pine in Hendersonville. It is about a one acre vegetable garden on church property. A spring on the site is used to pump water for the sprinkler system. A local beekeeper keeps a hive of bees and we grow vegetables including cabbage, squash, collards, okra, beans and potatoes. We start many of our own seeds in a small greenhouse and our produce is donated to IAM (Interfaith Assistance Ministry) and Hendersonville Rescue Mission. The garden is maintained by two dedicated church members with regular assistance from several other members.