We made it through the storm. Some soil erosion, no hail damage, and the crops are growing strong.
Volunteer Times: Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00 & Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 11:00
Saturdays are reserved for group worktimes.
Between covering up crops with row cover to protect from freezing night temperatures and worrying that they’d float away in the rain storms or be shredded by hail, the garden has not only grown but thrived. This week we’re supposed to swing into the high 80′s. Let’s hope the plants are good at rapid change. Last Wednesdays awesome volunteers, hauled compost, cut down a rye bed, dug two beds and much more, all while enjoying the evening and each other’s company. Susan’s was a no-show that night because her beloved dog of fourteen years and garden mascot, Ace, passed away that day. He kept the deer and other critters away from the garden, was excellent at excavation and was always eager to hang out with garden groups looking for a handout. He will be missed.
Cameron – the Americorp person running our Fairview Food Assessment, is actively speaking with and listening to Fairview farmers, food providers, pantry clients and teachers both individually and in focus groups in order to better understand fresh food from their perspectives.
Remember: The Chapel Door will provide food for Wednesday night volunteers on May 9th and All Souls will provide food for volunteers on May 16th.
Check out the Asheville Citizen Times article on TLA: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120429/COLUMNISTS16/304290030/Asheville-s-Susan-Reinhardt-how-Fairview-volunteers-grown-tons-food-needy
Asheville Herb Festival: This weekend – May 4, 5, 6 – http://www.ashevilleherbfestival.com/
Asheville / Buncombe Food Policy Council Moves Forward: http://www.mountainx.com/article/42379/Asheville-Buncombe-Food-Policy-Council-moves-forward
You Never Eat Alone: http://www.cookforgood.com/crescent-dragonwagon-videos/
Steamed Collards With Lime Peanut Sauce: http://www.cookforgood.com/recipe/steamed-collards-with-lime-peanut-sauce.html