Asheville Buncombe Community Garden Network

The Asheville Buncombe Community Garden Network is coordinated by Bountiful Cities staff, connecting 30+ gardens through shared communications, meetups, garden workdays, workshops, volunteer recruitment, and resources. The goal of the network is the strengthen neighborhood-powered food initiatives through collaboration.

  • Bi-monthly meetups: networking potlucks every other month featuring an educational workshop on requested garden topics.
  • Tool library: a shared lending library featuring garden tools, garden education supplies, and event supplies
  • Seed library: soon to come sharing seed library, where gardeners can check out open-pollinated seeds and return them the next season.
  • Monthly newsletter full of tips, upcoming event, and other relevant information
  • Shared financial development: the Garden Network coordinator organizes fundraising activities and pursues grant opportunities to benefit all network gardens
  • Volunteer recruitment: the network serves as a portal for new community garden volunteers, matching volunteers with gardens based on skill, experience, availability, and need. See volunteer application below
  • Connecting with food system initiatives: the Garden Network coordinator participates in collaborative initiatives such as the Asheville/Buncombe Food Policy Council and the Urban Agriculture Alliance.

Network coordinator: Isa Whitaker, [email protected]

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