Each year, area food assistance programs seek out locally grown produce in their fight against food insecurity. But as some services struggle to provide enough food, some growers face an overabundance of certain crops — which may end up in a compost pile or rotting on the stock. Part one of our two-part series on community gardens looks at how growers are working together to eliminate food waste — and fighting hunger from the ground up.
Tupelo Honey Cafe is partnering with the Shiloh neighborhood to build an amphitheater and outdoor kitchen for the South Asheville community.
Asheville City Council is thinking about your stomach — and stomachs all over town, in fact. On Jan. 22, Council members voted 6-0 to adopt the Food Action Plan, drafted by the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council.
Fresh from City Hall, here’s some food-policy news you really ought to know.
Three years ago, Robert White and his wife, Lucia Daugherty, sized up an abandoned baseball field at Pisgah View Apartments, the West Asheville public-housing complex they call home, and envisioned a beautiful communal green space. From that prodigious act of the imagination sprang the Pisgah View Community Peace Garden, which today teems with life.