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December 8, 2020 Meeting Announcement

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our December Meeting

Program: An Update on Recent Work of the Bountiful Cities Non-Profit

Tuesday, December 8 at 9:30 am

via Zoom
[Zoom meeting link will be sent to Club members prior to the meeting]

Cathy Cleary will update our group on the recent work of the Bountiful Cities organization for which she is the outreach coordinator. 

Bountiful Cities is an Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Non-Profit working towards long-term food security for our community. As is true for many organizations in 2020 they have had to get creative! Their educational programming has shifted largely to virtual platforms (see the photo below of Jordan giving a virtual garden tour to 4th graders on her phone!) and instead of working with kids in school gardens they have relied on volunteers to do the work that many small hands usually do during school days. They have directed food from donors and gardens to communities that are most marginalized, and many of the gardens in our community garden network have focused more on growing more to donate.  They recognize the need for resilience and are so grateful to volunteers and supporters who have helped them continue to do the work of serving our community. 

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

January 2020 Meeting Announcement

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our January Meeting

Program: FEAST – Empowerment through hands-on cooking & gardening education 

Tuesday, January 14 at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room
[30 South Main Street]

Cathy Cleary will speak about the FEAST program she co-founded in 2009. FEAST (the acronym for Fresh, Easy, Affordable, Sustainable, Tasty) is a program of the Asheville based Bountiful Cities nonprofit and is focused on empowering youth and families through hands-on cooking and gardening education.

Cathy is the author of The Southern Harvest Cookbook and The West End Bakery and Café Cookbook. She and her partner opened the West End Bakery and Café in 2000. As a cook, baker, gardener, and event planner she focuses on food equity and sustainable agriculture.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.