August 2018 Community Garden Network Newsletter

August 2018

Congratulations to The Sand Hill Community Garden for being selected by WLOS as “Persons of the Week.”!!

Read the full article here.

Upcoming Community Garden Network Events

Harvest and Post Harvest Handling

WHEN? Wednesday, August 29th from 5-7pm

WHERE? The Lord’s Acre (26 Joe Jenkins Rd, Fairview, NC)

Join us for our next Community Garden Network meetup/potluck featuring a free 50 minute workshop on Harvest and Post Harvest Handling. This is a FREE event hosted by Bountiful Cities and co-hosted by members from The Lord’s Acre Community Garden. All ages are welcome. Please bring a dish to share, and if you plan on attending and are in need of childcare and/or interpretation please contact Isa Whitaker at email: [email protected]

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Community Garden Network Celebration Fundraiser

WHEN? Saturday, September 8th from 5-7:30pm

WHERE? Pearson Community Garden (408 Pearson Dr., Asheville, NC)

Mark your calendars! We will be having our next CGN Celebration Dinner, Saturday, September 8th from 5-7:30pm at the beautiful Pearson Community Garden. The celebration will feature catered food from B.A.B.S. with ingredients sourced from local community gardens, adult beverages, live music from Miles Boone, spoken word from Siyah, door prizes, children’s activities, and more.

Advanced Tickets – $25 (adults)

$30 at the door

$10 (children: 4-16)

3 and under are free

Scholarships and sliding scale available.

Contact Isa Whitaker for more details: [email protected]

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The Seed Library & Tool Library

The Seed Library and Tool Library are free resources for our community and garden members to utilize, and also will accept reciprocity if you find yourself in the position of having extras. The seed library is located at the Burton St. Recreation Center at the end of the hallway near the exit sign. The tool library is located at the Patchwork Urban Farms Pearson location (located at 408 Pearson Dr.) For those interested in borrowing items from the Tool Library contact Isa Whitaker directly prior to getting the item/s out of the library and then let Isa know when you return them, and he will check out and check in the items borrowed on our My Turn account. You can reach Isa by cell (828) 222-3236 and email: [email protected]

Grass to Greens

Hire us for your edible & native Landscaping needs!

We mean it when we call ourselves “Grass to Greens”

Services Offered:

Orchards • Pollinators • Natural Building • Water Management • Bioremediation • Agroforestry • Ecological Design • Installation • Edibles • Maintenance • Community Resilience

Email [email protected] for more info

or call (828) 775-0614.

Tell your friends!

Other Community Events

West Asheville Garden Stroll

WHEN? Saturday, September 8th from 11am-4pm

WHERE? Asheville Primary School (441 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806)

This year will mark the 10th year of the West Asheville Garden Stroll. Come out for a FREE, self guided, rain or shine event consisting of 14 neighborhood gardens. Stroll guides with garden descriptions and locations may be picked up at The Asheville Primary School, 441 Haywood Rd. 28806 on the day of the stroll.

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WNC Garlic Fest 2018

WHEN? Saturday, October 6 from 126 PM

WHERE? Sow True Seed (243 Haywood St, Asheville, NC)

WNC Garlic Fest was founded by Sow True Seed of Asheville NC with the aim of bringing the awesome world of garlic to the awesome people of Western Northern Carolina. The 5th WNC Garlic Fest for is a FREE* celebration of all things garlic. Sow True Seed has a wide range of garlic for sale plus they have a number of garlic farmers at the event each year.

Check out the website ( for updates and more information.

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Food Policy Council

In December of 2017, Citizen Times did a write up about the revised Food Action Policy Plan that passed on November 27th, 2017: “The city has endorsed a plan to fight malnutrition by turning pieces of parks, greenways and other public lands into urban farms. That’s according to a new ‘Food Policy Action Plan’ backed by farmers, anti-hunger activists and most recently the City Council.”

The Food Policy Council best represents our community when the community is involved. Look for opportunities to find out more about what they do at Cluster and working group meetings are open to everyone!


Double Up Food Bucks

SNAP/ EBT users can double their dollars up to $20 a day by purchasing local produce at the French Broad Food Coop and the West Village Market.

Read more here.

I want to give a reminder to use the listserv to communicate between gardens – let’s stay in touch with each other more and make posts on the garden network listserv that pertain to gardening and may be beneficial to members in our community.

Thank you all!