Please click on the updated map link for travel directions to the new office.
The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners School Garden Grant Program provides grants to local schools to establish and support school garden programs. Proceeds of the upcoming Garden Tour benefit this program and other community outreach initiatives. This year our Garden Tour begins at Enka High School where you will pick up your program, etc. and see the results of Enka High School’s garden grant.
The following pictures are a story. Written over the last few months, the story is of students who have worked hard in conjunction with a team of Extension Master Gardeners to open up our biennial tour of area gardens. Hopefully you will enjoy this story:
WNC offers many opportunities to purchase food from local producers. Some tailgate markets are open year-round and seasonal tailgate markets have reopened. Many WNC restaurants offer local foods.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond. Since 2010, the 10% Campaign has worked to build North Carolina’s local farm economy.
Here’s how it works:
- Pledge to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars locally.
- Receive a weekly email with a few simple questions.
- The 10% Campaign will track your progress, and you’ll see our progress statewide.
This is a terrific way to support the local economy, community, and environment while eating well. For more information