Home Grown Garden!

Volunteers needed this Saturday!

If you haven’t been to the Home Grown Garden in a while, this is the Saturday to come. We need a lot of hands to plant 250 sweet potato “slips” between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. The field has been plowed, but we will need volunteers to create hills, plant the slips, and water them.

Last year we planted 500 slips in 2 hours with 17 volunteers so we know it can be done but we need your help. There will also be snow peas, lettuce, and greens ready to be picked. The weather forecast is calling for no rain and cool temperatures so it should be a great morning to do a great deed at the Garden. In the fall, the sweet potatoes will be donated to food pantries and organizations that feed the hungry.

Bring drinking water and remember that there are no bathrooms at the Garden. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

Directions to the Home Grown Garden at Black Mountain Home

From Asheville, take I-40 East to Exit 59, Swannanoa. Turn left at the traffic light, and then right at the next light onto Highway 70. At the next traffic light turn left onto Whitson Ave and then right at the stop sign onto Old US 70. Follow this road for almost 2 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Look for the Garden sign before you get to the main entrance of the Home and turn right into the lower fields area near the stone silo.

Jane Laping