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November Meeting – Wildwood Herbal Produce Sharing Initiatives

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our November 2022 Meeting 

Tuesday, November 8th at 10:00am via Zoom

Program: Learn About Wildwood Herbal’s Local Produce Sharing Initiatives

Since, 2020, Wildwood Herbal Farm located in the Reems Creek Valley has supplied area food pantries with over 35,000 lbs. of organic produce, supplied freshly harvested produce to serve over 9,000 side dishes to Meals on Wheels homebound older adults, and in January 2022 entered into a partnership with Council on Aging Asheville Buncombe County supplying 200 CSA boxes of freshly harvested vegetables every week to the 4 senior centers serving older adults living with food insecurity. The farm is run by a multigenerational volunteer workforce. Diane Saccone will explain these local food sharing programs (and volunteer opportunities) at Wildwood Herbal. 

Diane volunteers extensively with and helps guide strategy for Wildwood Herbal. In 2011, she established an experimental winter market to help farmers remain solvent during the winter months. This led to the expansion of a permanent winter market model that was taken over by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) where it still flourishes today with close to 60 vendors. When not at the Wildwood Herbal farm or teaching yoga, Diane enjoys nurturing her gardens, practicing wildcrafting and traveling with her husband of 40+ years.

A business meeting will follow the program.

Speaker: Diane Saccone

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.