Sunday, August 30, 2009

Get Your Tix for On Garden Dinner Now!

Limited Seating - so get your tickets for the dinner that is sure to be a memorable one!
Click here for tickets
See post below for more details.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It is National Community Gardening Week!

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that August 23-29 is National Community Gardening Week, and declared the need for Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows, and their local communities.
Community gardens are growing ( literally J ) in North Carolina, and there are many ways to learn more and become involved.
· Visit a community garden in your area. Pearson Garden Work Day - This Wednesday!
· NCSU; NC A&T; Eat Smart, Move More NC and the NC Department of Public Health have partnered on an NC Community Gardens site:
· The Eat Smart, Move More Growing Communities Through Gardens Guide was also released today. It’s available in .pdf format.
· Does your organization have an upcoming community garden-related event or workshop? If so, be sure to put it up on the Environmental Education Calendar. If you have never posted an event, contact the Office of EE for instructions.
· Join N.C. Community Garden Partners.
· Want to learn more about community garden/school partnerships and ways schools are utilizing gardening in the curriculum? Consider the upcoming N.C. Outdoor Classroom Symposium, October 23rd, 2009.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Join Us for our On Garden Dinner!

On September 25th, our flagship garden space at Pearson Drive will host our first On Garden Dinner. Fresh, delicious produce will be transformed by the magical chefs, Mauricio of Artisan Catering and Chef Mo of Chef in Motion, into an evening of delectable delight. Paired with wine from the Wine Guy, the dinner promises to have you wanting to know more about our local food, more about the urban agriculture and food security that Bountiful Cities Project works towards.

Tickets will be $60 per plate. Special Thanks To: Shay Brown of Shay Brown Events and Palettes of Perfection; Short Street Cakes, the Fresh Quarter, and many more who are making this event possible!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Van!

BCP has been generously given a large van by Buncombe County. It is a retired Mountain Mobility van. The plan is to use it as a mobile farmer's market.
There is discussion of giving it a colorful vegetable-themed paint job. Might be a painting party in the near future, stay tuned for more info.

Imagine seeing this in your neighborhood!