What FEAST Math Class looks like...
Why would you need math in the garden? Ms. Jordan's FEAST students find out quickly that skills traditionally learned sitting at a desk are useful in the garden and FUN! These 4th graders are playing the Square Foot Gardening Game while planning where to plant vegetables, and the 5th graders are calculating the volume of the wheelbarrow and the surface area the mulch will cover!
Want to support Bountiful Cities/FEAST educational efforts?
The Lucy Herring Elementary Peace Garden in West Asheville needs ~20 bales of straw (ideally not sprayed with glyphosate)! If 20 people each bought a bale and dropped it off, we would be set for the rest of the growing season. We would also welcome loose straw, so if you know of a source and/or can help deliver, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bountiful Cities Community Garden Network FREE Workshops
To RSVP for this kid friendly event click HERE.
The Bountiful Cities Community Garden Network is pleased to present free workshops each month in conjunction with The City of Asheville. For more information about this workshop go to our Facebook Page or check out our events on our Bountiful Cities Website. You can also contact our Community Garden Network Coordinators Isa Whitaker Isa@BountifulCities.org or Lydia George Lydia@BountifulCities.Org
Workshops Presented in Collaboration with The City of Asheville
Thank YOU Student Volunteers!
Thanks to students from Odyssey High School and University of Tennesse for coming out to our Pearson Garden last week to learn, plant, and build! They helped pot up plants that will get donated to community gardens (see below for more detials on getting plants!) and they helped build infrastructure for the greenhouse!
Would YOU like to Volunteer?If you would like to sign up to get regular updates about our volunteer opportunities please contact Cathy@BountifulCities.Org or fill out this FORM.
You can also attend one of our weekly garden workday events:
Pearson Garden and Nursery Garden workdays Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Located at 408 Pearson Dr. in Montford. Please click this link to sign up. Contact Lynx@BountifulCities.org for more information.
Hall Fletcher Elementary School FEAST Garden Wednesdays 2:45-4:00pm, 60 Ridgelawn Rd. Please click this link to sign up. Contact Jacob@BountifulCities.org for more information.
Lucy Herring Elementary School Peace Garden (formerly Vance Elementary School) in West Asheville. Workdays Tuesdays 2:45-3:45. The garden will again be closed to the public from 8 AM- 2:30 pm so that classes can use the garden for outdoor learning. Please contact email@example.com for questions and to RSVP.
We Need Help Building a Block Foundation for our Greenhouse
Do you have skills? Or do you want to learn more about Greenhouses and Construction? Please contact Cathy@BountifulCities.Org if you have experience building or would like to learn! In the coming months we will be constructing a donated greenhouse at our Pearson Garden and this is an opportunity to learn and share.
Hello and Goodbye
Welcome to Kelly Applegate the new Bountiful Cities FEAST program assistant! Kelly has been organic gardening and farming for 9+ years and is currently a non-traditional student at Warren Wilson studying Environmental Education. Garden education is a passion of Kelly’s and she is so excited to be a part of FEAST’s meaningful and community impacting work!
It is with sadness and congratulations that we say goodbye to Whisper Moore. Whisper is an INFJ advocate on the Myers Briggs and as such enjoys bringing the vision of others to fruition. She is a mother of two little girls who enjoy camping and hiking to waterfalls as a family. As an herbalist, Whisper enjoys making tinctures and tea blends as well as plant identification. As she move on from Bountiful Cities to the Campaign for Southern Equality we know she will continue to spread her good work!
Bountiful Cities Plant Sales
Spring is upon us, and Windfall Collective Nursery has a wide selection of edible, medicinal, native and pollinator plants getting up to size! We'll have plants available to the community starting mid-April, here is a list of our inventory for the spring as well as upcoming perennials. We'll also have the webstore updated with our current inventory soon, including an option to pre-order. Feel free to reach out to Lynx at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or direct requests.
If you're part of the community gardens and haven't gotten a chance to use your gift card yet, be sure to visit our donation inventory here and fill out this form to put in an order with us. We'll continue to have new varieties throughout the season, and are happy to take specific requests of plants not currently in our inventory. We look forward to growing with you this season!
FEAST School Plant Sales
Save the Date for the Herring Elementary Peace Garden Plant Sale! We will have a big plant sale on May 5 from 8-4, followed by a donation-based self-service sale with any remaining plants until all are gone. This year we are partnering with First Step Farms, as well as selling home-grown veggie and herb starts. All proceeds will go towards the FEAST Program and Peace Garden at Lucy S Herring Elementary School.
Hot Springs Elementary FEAST Garden
We are so glad to support FEAST programming in Madison County! It's exciting to see cooking and gardening education happening. This photo is from their first workday of the growing season, and the community support is obvious!