The Pearson Garden is considered the flagship garden for Bountiful Cities and the site where Bountiful Cities began in 2000 and is owned by Bountiful Cities. This site is about 1 ½ acres located at 408 Pearson Drive in the Montford neighborhood. It is planted with vegetables, herbs, perennials, fruit trees and has honey bees. This site has a covered pavilion, the Community Garden Network tool library, compost toilet, cob oven and 2 small greenhouses. This site has held numerous workshops and community events over the years. It has produced 1,000 of pounds of produce that has fed 100’s of people and hosted 100’s of volunteers. In 2011 Bountiful Cities started the first urban CSA from the Pearson Garden and then in 2011 decided to expand to the tailgate market. Pearson Garden has been a vital resource for building the larger urban agriculture movement in Asheville, it has been our resume as we have worked in partnership with building strong healthy food systems.