AVL Edibles

Access to healthy, nutritious food and the ability to cultivate, harvest, process, sell, share and trade food contributes to a thriving and resilient city environment.

Explore and contribute to the Asheville Edibles Map – A place to share and explore the many edible projects, plantings and gardens.

 


Adopt-a-Spot

The City has partnered with Asheville GreenWorks to launch an Adopt-A-Spot program. Businesses, organizations, or individuals choose to adopt a City-owned piece of property that they pledge to plant and maintain as an edible or pollinator garden. The program provides recognition of adopters through dedicated signage at the site. Your family, organization, or business can make a positive impact on Asheville through stewardship of publicly owned places.

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

 

Visit the Adopt A Spot Required Species List here.

 

 

 


Community Gardens

Asheville’s Community Gardens Program provides city land for food production and
community building through edible garden development. This is a great way to bring your neighborhood and/or organization together to enjoy the multiple health benefits of growing fresh produce with friends, family, and neighbors. Each designated community garden location has room for several plots. There is no cost to lease the land. All you need are helping hands.

Sites available to apply for at this time

The City is now accepting applications for the community gardens program. As of 2018, Bountiful Cities has contracted with the City to manage this program.

Please contact Isa Whitaker by email or phone at 828-257-4000 with Bountiful Cities for more information on how to participate.


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!

To learn more, email Kiera Bulan.

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