Come to the West Asheville Garden Stroll this Saturday for a taste and purchase online between 9/13-9/19
Bountiful Cities is partnering with The Hop Handcrafted Ice Cream and the West Asheville Garden Stroll to raise funds for our important outdoor learning environment at the Hall Fletcher Elementary School FEAST Garden. The FEAST program of Bountiful Cities teaches hands-on gardening and cooking education to kids, providing practical skills that can support life-long food security.
On Saturday September 11th, The Hop will launch a new ice cream flavor Blueberry Purple Basil using produce from Bountiful Cities gardens. This new flavor will be rolled out at the West Asheville Garden Stroll. The Hop will donate a portion of proceeds from on-line sales to Bountiful Cities the following week, September 13-19th. To order online and support Bountiful Cities Sept. 13-19th go to: https://hopicecreamnc.com/online-store/
Hot Springs Elementary School Garden summer produce distribution update:
Through a partnership with the Lords Harvest we were able to distribute between 30-40 pounds of fresh produce each week during the summer months while students were on break. The continued maintenance, harvesting, and distribution of this garden is possible because of a grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 to build a permanent pool of charitable capital for the 18 counties of Western North Carolina including the Qualla Boundary.