Sunil Patel and friends give a reasoned yet impassioned pitch for reconnecting community with the earth through disbursed patches of shared urban gardens and farms. Patel says Asheville-based Patchwork Urban Farms’ goal is to “r
This year the project has six partners, including Pearson Gardens, Nina in West Asheville, Bradley in Swannanoa, and Bountiful Cities.
The project current hopes to raise $40,000 to
- develop its soil-building program (which uses animals, microbes, biochar, earthworms and black soldier flies),
- enlarge its “food justice” program (which provides food on a sliding scale to those with less funds)
- create farm-incubation sites
- hire an apprentice for the 2015 growing season
- coordinate cooperative farming systems, support patchwork farmers, aggregate and market the harvest.
To support the project, go here.