Community Food Hub will be the first of its kind in Buncombe County
Bountiful Cities is growing in the heart of West Asheville thanks to the support and generosity of local resident, Robert Wood. In December 2018, Mr. Wood donated a one-acre tract of land to Bountiful Cities. Located near Haywood Road in the Falconhurst community this teaching/working urban farm school will provide a large growing space for both preservation and food production. It will continue to be farmed by Sunil Patel of Patchwork Urban Farms. The mission is to support farming activities, increase educational opportunities, and promote community engagement around urban farming.
Bountiful Cities is planning the construction of a multi-use community pavilion on the property to support the working farm: the Community Food Hub pavilion. The pavilion design includes an open air main floor for community gatherings and educational events, a value-added kitchen, farm processing and storage space, and community shared cold storage space for urban agricultural producers.
The Community Food Hub will be the first of its kind in Buncombe County with a mission to serve the county’s community gardens and current and prospective urban farmers. The pavilion structure will be situated in the same location where the original historic barn stood on the land providing a valuable link to the property’s history as a working farm and the Falconhurst community’s historic involvement in farming.
Find out about farm tours by emailing Sunil Patel email@example.com
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Backyard Plant Medicine workshop on February 28th taught by Molly Clay, in collaboration with the wonderful folks at the Elder and Sage Community Gardens. Check out some of the photos from the event:
Thanks so much to Katey Rudd (garden manager at the Haw Creek Commons Community Garden) for allowing us to host our CGN Celebration/Pollinators Workshop in their lovey co-working space last month. I would also like to send a warm welcome to Ricky Manning our presenter, and to everyone who attended our first workshop of 2019 and helped us kickoff the year with a great start!
I hope everyone has been having a wonderful 2019 so far!! We already have so much going on.
The City is now accepting applications for their Asheville Edibles program. As of 2018, Bountiful Cities has contracted with the City to manage this program. The program allows citizens to start edible gardens on parcels of City land located in various areas of town. There is no cost to lease the land. All you need are helping hands. More info/Applications available here.