We’ve been cultivating community by cultivating food since 2003. Everything we’ve done grows out of the motto: focus not on your obstacles, but your creative maneuvers around them.
The early 2000’s marked a difficult time in our neighborhood, as well as on the global landscape. It wasn’t uncommon in our neighborhood to see drug deals take place on the street in the middle of the day, trash lined our streets, and folks felt safer behind closed doors than outside with their neighbors. And, it was during this same timeframe that the U.S. government actively engaged in the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan.
Feeling the full weight of the state of our neighborhood and world, we decided to be part of the solution. With the support of Bountiful Cities Project & several hard-working neighbors, we broke ground and started growing!
This year marks our 10-year anniversary and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished! We are grateful for the partnerships and friends we’ve made through the years, ’cause we wouldn’t be who we are without y’all. Special thanks to Ken Betsalel, Lisa Kloeppel, Ian Wilkinson, Luke Perry, Asheville Design Center, Warren Wilson College, UNCA, Green Opportunities!, West Asheville Garden Stroll, Bountiful Cities Project, and countless volunteers.
It makes our hearts sing to see folks drop by and wonder through the gardens…to catch friends napping on the swing…to share stories as we sit by the fire pit…to cook and eat together from the wood-fired cob oven. Hope to see you soon!