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Asheville Edibles

The programs below are part of the Asheville Edibles Program, which supports the City’s Food Policy Action Plan (FPAP).


Adopt-a-Spot

 

The City has partnered with Asheville GreenWorks to launch an Adopt-A-Spot program. Businesses, organizations, or individuals can choose a City-owned piece of property that they wish to adopt. The responsibility of the adopter will be to maintain either an edible or pollinator garden in this location. The program provides recognition of adopters through dedicated signage at the site. Make a positive impact on Asheville by promoting stewardship of publicly owned places.

For more information and/or to sign up for the Adopt-A-Spot Program, visit GreenWorks' website.


Community Gardens


Asheville’s Community Gardens Program allows citizens to start edible gardens on parcels of City land located in various areas of town. Each garden location has room for several plots. This is a great way to bring your neighborhood and/or organization together to grow local, fresh, and healthy produce to create a stronger, more resilient community. There is no cost to lease the land. All you need are helping hands.

There are 3 sites available to apply for at this time:

  • Carrier Park - 220 Amboy Road, Asheville NC 28806
  • Murray Hill - Bartlett Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Weaver Park - 200 Murdock Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Downtown Asheville - 33-35 Page Avenue, NC 28801

The City is now accepting applications for this program. To apply, review the documents below, fill out the Application and sign the Rules and Procedures, and send the completed files to hmahoney@ashevillenc.gov, or mail them to:

City of Asheville
Attn: Haley Mahoney
PO Box 7148
Asheville NC, 28802

Community Gardens Program Application

Community Gardens Program Rules & Procedures

Community Gardens Program Sample Use Agreement


Urban Agriculture Leases


Want to grow food on a larger scale, but do not have the property to do so? The Urban Agriculture Lease Program allows qualifying applicants to lease City-owned property at fair market rates. The terms of the leases are 3 years with an option to renew. This program is designed to support urban agriculture development to increase local food production and community food security. The City encourages applications from qualified individuals, businesses, and/or nonprofit organizations to apply for a lease agreement. Apply now to have the farm of your dreams!

The City is now accepting applications for this program. To apply, review the documents below, fill out the Application and sign the Rules and Procedures, and send the completed files to hmahoney@ashevillenc.gov, or mail them to:

City of Asheville
Attn: Haley Mahoney
PO Box 7148
Asheville NC, 28802

Urban Ag Lease Application

Urban Ag Lease Rules & Procedures

Urban Ag Lease Sample Lease


Contact Information

Haley Mahoney
Sustainability Technician
City of Asheville - Office of Sustainability
Office: 828-259-5721
HMahoney@ashevillenc.gov

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