Thanks to everyone who came out to the Canning Workshop last week led by Cathy Hoesntein (of the NC Cooperative Extension) and held next to the Haw Creek Commons Community Garden. Attendees were taught how to can tomatoes, and yummy other food.
Community Garden Network Events & Announcements
WHEN: Saturday, October 26th from 2-6pm
WHERE: Arthur R Edington Education & Career Center (133 Livingston St., Asheville, NC)
Please join us for our third intensive workshop of the year, this workshop will focus on Equity, and how it pertains to people of color in agriculture and the world at large. The workshop will be taught by Marisol Jimenez and will take place at the Arthur R Edington Education & Career Center next to the Southside Community Garden. Refreshments will be provided.
As always our workshops are FREE; If you plan on attending, and are in need of childcare and/or interpretation please contact Isa Whitaker at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/400179320663470/
“The workshop is being presented for the residents of the City of Asheville in partnership with the City of Asheville.”
Leicester Library Community Garden Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Leicester Library (1561 Alexander Road, Leicester, NC 28748)
Leicester Library Community Garden Meeting
“We are starting a community garden at the library and we need your help! Come to the first meeting of the Leicester Library Community Garden Association to learn more about the garden's design and find out how to get involved. “
Email Sarah Gransee (email@example.com) for more information.
Hall Fletcher Elementary School Garden
Want to be someone’s garden buddy? At Hall Fletcher Elementary kids love to garden during recess, and they need an adult to supervise. All you have to do is complete the volunteer background check and come for 30 minutes to 1 hour to hang out! For more info, please contact Summer Whelden at: Summerwhelden@gmail.com
Vance Elementary School Garden Fall Garden Party
98 Sulphur Springs Rd., Asheville, NC 28806
WHEN: Thursday, October 17th from 5-7pm
A community celebration of the harvest season and Ecology Week at Vance Elementary with food, fun, and displays showcasing classroom ecology projects. All are welcome! Additionally, we are seeking volunteers to help run different stations, someone to run a Face Painting booth, live music entertainment, and clean up.
Weekly Weed & Feed Potluck Workdays
Thursdays from 2:30-4pm Aug. 29 through Nov. 22, March through June
Come after school to garden and build community! Bring a snack to share and wear gardening clothes. No green thumb required!
Volunteers needed for FEAST Classes at Vance Elementary!
Contact Jordan Diamond (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have morning/early afternoon availability and would like to be a part of empowering the next generation to grow and cook fresh, healthy food!
Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Workday
WHEN: Friday, October 25th from 3:30-6:30pm
WHERE: 30 George Washington Carver Ave, Asheville, NC
"Join us for another community workday at the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Friday, October 25 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm! This month we'll be focusing on light tree pruning and clearing invasives. We will include a hands on demo of each technique as well as a tour of the park. This will be a recurring event every fourth Friday of the month. Come give your time and support to Asheville's first edible forest ecosystem!
We will have some extra tools for folks to use, but any gloves, loppers, pruners or weeding tools you can bring are much appreciated.
For more information please visit the Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2275640289211775/
We look forward to seeing you!"
The Seed Library & Tool Library
The Seed Library and Tool Library are 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. The seed library is located at the Burton St. Recreation Center at the end of the hallway to the left near the exit sign. The tool library is located at the Patchwork Urban Farms Pearson location (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. You can reach Isa by email: email@example.com
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.
Elder & Sage Community Gardens is the first garden group in the Asheville Edibles Program. They opened their gates on June 1, 2017 and have successfully utilized the space at 33-35 Page Avenue for the growing of food, pollinators and community.
The other sites available to apply for at this time are:
Carrier Park - 220 Amboy Road, Asheville NC 28806
Murray Hill - Bartlett Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Weaver Park - 200 Murdock Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
Please contact Isa Whitaker by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to participate.