Beaverdam Community Garden at the YMCA

The Beaverdam Community Garden at the YMCA is a garden cultivated by and serving the YMCA youth and community members in the surrounding area. Comprised of raised beds where kids raise vegetables, allotment plots where community members grow food and flowers, and a forest garden where gardeners learn permaculture principles and experiment with growing perennial foods in a diverse, cultivated ecosystem, the Beaverdam Community Garden is a place of rich learning and discovery for people of all ages.

Garden Information

Started:

2011

County:

Buncombe

Participant Count:

Less than 10

Organization:

50/50 Mix

Plot Count:

Less than 10

Type:Community-school garden Size:

Less than 1/4 acre

Primary Production:

Vegetables

Secondary Production:

Chickens/eggs, Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Mushrooms, Other

Culture/Language:

English, some Spanish

Purpose of Garden:

Education about gardening/agriculture, Education about nutrition/improved diet, Food donation, Gardeners eat what they grow, Social engagement of people/community development

Primary Audience:

Anyone who is interested in dedicating time and energy to growing food in community.

Primarily Served:

The garden is primarily centered on serving youth, through the after-school program and summer camp that take place on the site.

Funding Source:

Extension Master Gardeners provide support and have provided grants. Plot fees may vary each year. This year’s plot fee is $20.


Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization YMCA of WNC - 845-401-3700 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Private Land

Garden Contact:

Justin Holt
845-401-3700
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Garden Location:

201 Beaverdam Road, Asheville, NC 28804, USA