Bountiful Cities Grows Long Term Food Security
These 3rd grade FEAST students are learning about long term food security. On a beautiful November day, one of the Bountiful Cities FEAST classes spent some time getting their hands dirty; weeding, planting, and harvesting in the Francine Delany School garden. After three years of FEAST classes students knew the difference between a weed and bok choy. They patiently asked, "Should I pull the lambs ear or leave it in the garden bed?" Skilled FEAST teacher Jacob Gillis led the group back inside to learn about how potatoes grow from the "eye" of an older potato, then kids tasted some freshly roasted purple potatoes and wrote their observations. These are lessons students will take with them for the rest of their lives. Even if times are tight they will know how one potato makes many.
Learn more about Bountiful Cities programs and how they support climate resilience and long term food security
FEAST - School-based cooking and gardening education.
Asheville Buncombe Community Garden Network - Over 30 community gardens with access to our tool library, seed library, and free hands-on educational workshops.
Windfall Collective Plant Nursery - Growing out seedlings to support community gardens and local urban agriculture.