We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season and we are eager to see what the New Year brings!
If you’re looking to catch up on any of the workshops we had this year you can find them HERE
We are so thankful for you all, check out our gratitude video HERE
Community Garden Network Events
Root Cause Farm will be hosting once-a-month Sanctuary Space work days throughout winter.
People can use this sign-up sheet to volunteer!
Sanctuary Space Work Days:
December 13th 2020 3- 5 pm, January 17th 2021 3 - 5 pm
February 21st 2021 3 - 5 pm, March 14th 2021 3 - 5 pm
Vance Elementary Peace Garden
The cold weather has slowed things down in the garden! We have a few beds of greens and root crops under row covers, and continue to share produce from Mother Earth Food on Tuesday afternoons. Now is a season of working on garden infrastructure and looking ahead to the spring! We were able to purchase season extension equipment to improve the grow light system that we use to start seedlings for the spring plant sale and summer garden thanks to a grant from the WNC Bridge Foundation.
Workdays are now from 1- 2:30 pm on Fridays- weather permitting and excluding 12/25 and 1/1
Winter projects include:
December - laying black tarps to solarize a garden bed, mulching paths, mending garden borders
January - February: Installing a paving stone floor in the greenhouse
February - March: Building outdoor seedling tables and starting seeds for spring plant sale/ garden
Other Community Resources/Events :
Soul and Soil Project's farm in Fairview is in need of helping hands! Get down in the regenerative-market-farm and help us prepare for autumn and winter. Their farm helps support their nonprofit's Resilience curriculum and outreach efforts.
Register to volunteer on Eventbrite via soulandsoilproject.org. Mon, Tues, Fri 9am-2pm.
Visit soulandsoilproject.org for more info.
Asheville Edibles: 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 is helping hands. More info/Applications available here.
Please contact Isa Whitaker by email: email@example.com for more information on how to participate.
The Seed Library & Tool Library: 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.Normally, the seed library is located at the Burton Street Recreation Center at the end of the hallway to the left near the exit sign, but due to recent restrictions we have limited access to our library. If you’re in need of seeds for the growing season please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tool library is 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. email@example.com
All workshops being presented through the Community Garden Network are in partnership with the City of Asheville.