This month in the Bountiful Cities FEAST program, Fourth graders at Lucy Herring Elementary completed a nearly year-long project following the cycle of the potato. These potatoes represent a lot of firsts for this group of kids. Back in April as 3rd graders, they planted these potatoes during their first in-person FEAST class after a year of virtual learning. Then back in September, they harvested these potatoes during their first FEAST class as 4th graders. And during their first FEAST class of 2022, they packed them into paper bags with some rosemary, sage, and garlic also grown in the garden and excitedly brought them home to cook for dinner. School COVID policies may prevent us from cooking in FEAST classes, but it won't keep us from getting kids excited about growing and cooking vegetables at home!
Our End of Year Fundraising was a Success!
Our goal was to raise $10,000 to support our programs at the end of 2021, and with lots of community support we surpassed that goal and raised $11,692! This will help us grow climate resilience and long-term food security in 2022. Our programs impact the community in a multitude of ways. This is just some of what we do:FEAST - School-based cooking and gardening education.
Asheville Buncombe Community Garden Network - Over 30 community gardens with access to our tool library, seed library, and free hands-on educational workshops.
Windfall Collective Plant Nursery - Growing out seedlings to support community gardens and local urban agriculture.
Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council (ABFPC) - Coordinating across multiple organizations to support local sustainable agriculture policies. Bountiful Cities serves as the fiscal agent for the ABFPC.