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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.Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council (ABFPC) - Coordinating across multiple organizations to support local sustainable agriculture policies. Bountiful Cities serves as the fiscal agent for the ABFPC.
- Your gift of $25 purchases food for a week of FEAST classes.
- Your gift of $50 purchases seeds for one community garden.
- Your gift of $100 supports a free educational gardening or cooking workshop.
- Your gift of $200 covers the costs of plants for a new community garden.
- Your gift of $500 supports supplies, tools, and infrastructure for 1 partner garden.
- Your gift of $1000 sponsors 10 FEAST students for the entire school year