The Western NC Alliance for Gardens That Give

The Western NC Alliance for Gardens That Give

The Gardens That Give WNC (Western North Carolina) network  is a group of ‘donation gardens’ and supporting food access organizations in Western North Carolina. Our mission is to support each other’s success through the sharing of resources, experience and knowledge, as well as to support the startup of other “Gardens That Give”.

No two gardens / farms or support organizations are alike and that is our strength. Each is community-specific. Though not all of us do all these things, among us we: provide education for all ages; advocate locally, regionally and nationally for food justice; provide food for the poorest of the poor; have gardens of all sizes; have paid staff or are all volunteer; accept interns; provide an opportunity for service; provide a place for students to exercise their passions and gifts; are a bridge for interfaith cooperation; teach; and get to know our neighbors.

View the video below for a beautiful overview of this amazing network.

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Though we are each unique, we all share a vision of seeing that everyone gets enough healthy food and that community is fostered in the process. Here is a 2018 list of current participants:


Name of Garden: Skyland United Methodist Church Garden (Skyland)

Website address: Skylandumc.com
Facebook: Skyland United Methodist Church
Address: 1984 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Contact Person: Barb Harrison  bharr0317@bellsouth.net,  828-779-4455

Name of Garden: Dr. John Wilson Community Garden (Black Mountain)

Eat Smart Black Mountain — a program of Black Mountain Parks and Recreation
Website address: https://bmrp.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=1670
Facebook: Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
Address: 99 White Pine Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Contact Person: Diana Schmitt McCall 828-337-8932

Name of Garden: Rice Street Community Garden (Brevard)

Website Address:  http://www.stphilipsbrevard.org/ricestreetgarden.html
Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/ricestreetcommunitygarden     
Address of Garden: 256 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712
Contact person: Norah Davis, ndavis@icfi.com, 828-877-4070

Name of Garden: Sandhill Community Garden (W. Asheville)

Website address: https://buncombeservicefoundation.org/Projects/SandHillGarden.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandHillCommunityGarden/
Address: 58 Apac Drive, Asheville, NC 28806/ Buncombe County Sports Park
Contact person: Lynn Pegg 828-250-6707 C: 828-777-5634 lynn.pegg@buncombecounty.org

Name of Garden: Swannanoa Community Garden (Swannanoa)

Website: https://swannanoafans.org/swannanoa-community-garden/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Swannanoa-Community-Garden-200426033303292/
Address of garden: Clover Lane, Black Mountain, NC
Contact: Sandy Drake sandyjean51@gmail.com  828-581-9020;   
Maureen Dillow  mdillow2@bellsouth.net  828-713-8836

Name of Garden: Grace Giving Gardens (Waynesville)

Website: https://www.gracewaynesville.com/grace-giving-garden.html
Facebook:
Address of Garden: Grace Church in the Mountains, Waynesville, NC
Contact: Emily Chatfield-Lusto H: 828-452-1985 C: 828-564-6026

Name of Garden: Hind’s Feet Farm

hosted by Foster’s Seventh Day Adventist
Website: www.hindsfeetfarm.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HindsFeetFarm/
Address of Garden: 375 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
Contact: Joe Barrett ph/text: 828-242-2099
Produce destination – Foster’s Community Service each Tuesday morning

Name of Garden: Love & Fishes (Asheville)

Website address: http://haywoodstreet.org/haywood-st-gardens/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haywoodstreet/
Address: 297 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Contact person: Contact person: Steven A. Frowine, stevefrow@aol.com  848-747-9028

Name of Garden: The Lord’s Acre (Fairview)

Website address: www.thelordsacre.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelordsacre
Address: physical address – 26 Joe Jenkins Road, Fairview, NC 28730
Contact person: Susan Sides – susan@thelordsacre.org 828-628-3688

Name of Garden: Veterans Healing Farm (Hendersonville)

Website Address: www.veteranshealingfarm.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veteranshealingfarm
Address of Garden: 19 Mahshie Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28739
Contact Person: Contact Nicole Mahshie – Administrative Coordinator 704-928-6949

Name of Garden: Grace Covenant Community Garden GCCG (Asheville)

Website: https://gcpcusa.org/community-garden/
Facebook:
Address of garden: 789 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
Contact person: Rick Philpsen onthecove@charter.net  828-658-0818; Buzz Durham – 828-775-5593

Name of Garden: CrossRoads Community Garden (Asheville)

Website: http://www.crossroadsasheville.com
Facebook:
Address of garden:
Contact:  Gary Higgins at 828-775-7008 or g_adalins@att.net

Name of Garden: Cullowhee Community Garden (Cullowhee, NC)

Website: cullowheecommunitygarden.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CullowheeCommunityGarden
Address of garden: 65 South Painter Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Contact person: Adam Bigelow Garden Manager – adambigelow@jacksonnc.org  828-586-8994

Name of Garden: Sylva Community Garden (Sylva)

Website:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/106581146032526/
Address of garden: Storybook Lane, Sylva, NC 28779
Contact person: Adam Bigelow Garden Manager – sylvacommunitygarden@gmail.com  828-226-0398

Name of Garden: Home Grown (Black Mtn.)

Website: none
Facebook:
Address of garden: 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC
Contact: Ann Kieffer 258-6043 or 458-2004 or annfkieffer@bellsouth.net

Name of Garden: Kenilworth Presbyterian Community Garden (Asheville)

Website: kenilworthpresbyterianchurch.org
Facebook:
Address of garden: 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Contact: Katie Adams 252-8872

Name of Garden: Good Faith Garden (Asheville)

Website: http://abernethy.org/ 
Facebook: Abernethy UMC
Address of garden:
Contact: Diana Cerce at 828-254-2612

Name of Garden: Dig In! Yancey Community Garden (Yancey County, NC)

Website: https://diginyancey.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diginyancey/
Address of garden: 744 Blankenship Road, Burnsville, NC 28714
Mailing Address: PO Box 1095 Burnsville, NC 28714
Contact: Kathleen Wood kathleen@diginyancey.org

Name of Garden: Green Valley Community Garden (Spruce Pine, NC)

Website:
Facebook:
Address of garden:
Contact: Ken Anderson – greenvalleygarden@gmail.com or 828-260-3724

Name of Garden: Cashiers United Methodist Community Garden

Website:
Facebook:
Address: 894 Hwy 107S, Cashiers, NC 28717
Contact: Laura Plush laura.plush@gmail.com 828-743-5298

Name of Garden:  Rooted in Faith Community Garden

Website:  fumchvlnc.org
Facebook: First United Methodist Church – Hendersonville, NC
Address:  204 6th Ave., W. Hendersonville, NC 28739
Contact:  Russ Anderson organic1201@gmail.com or Dee West 402-490-7012 ewestxd371@gmail.com

Name of Garden: Living Web Farms

Website: www.livingwebfarms.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Living-Web-Farms-226104954141524/
Address of garden: 176 Kimzey Road, Mills River, NC 28759
Contact: Meredith Leigh or Patryk Battle 828-891-4497

Name of Garden: Hickory Greenway Harvest

Website:  http://www.hickorygreenwayharvest.org/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hickorygreenwayharvest/
Address of garden:  243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC
Contact:  Marcus Miller or Michele Long
Mailing Address: Hickory Greenway Harvest, Inc., PO Box 851, Hickory, NC 28603


Organizations:

Bounty & Soul

Bruce Ganger Executive Director 
bruce@bountyandsoul.org
999 Old Highway 70
Black Mountain, NC, 28711
(P) 828-419-0533 (O) 774-260-0066 | (E) info@bountyandsoul.org | (W) bountyandsoul.org

Healthy Living Nutrition Programs Youth Services Center

Lisa Riggsbee – Healthy Living Nutrition Program Manager
YMCA OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
201 Beaverdam Rd., Asheville, NC 28804
(P) (828)775-7081  |  (E) lriggsbee@ymcawnc.org  |  (W) ymcawnc.org 

Society of St. Andrews

Deidre Duffy – District Coordinator
(H) – 828-513-0765 | (E) gleanwnc@gmail.com | (W) endhunger.org/north-carolina

Buncombe County Master Gardeners

Molly Peeples
(E) Mhpeeples@gmail.com | (W) buncombemastergardener.org

MANNA

Jen Waite
(E) jwaite@mannafoodbank.org | (W) mannafoodbank.org


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