Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa Community Garden

Swannanoans — young or old; experienced or novice — have a unique opportunity to “get back to the land” in the community garden, located on Clover Lane across from the Black Mountain Children’s Home. It was founded in 2013 and is co-managed by Sandy Drake and Maureen Dillow.  The garden is manned by volunteers from Warren Wilson College, the community, local churches, summer camps, and local schools.  The produce from this garden goes to Bounty and Soul for distribution through our community.  The volunteers also help with the care and harvest of a neighboring apple orchard.

Garden Information





Participant Count:



Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:


Type:Other Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:


Secondary Production:

Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Vegetables


English & Spanish

Primary Audience:

Anyone who wants to volunteer in the garden is welcome.

Primarily Served:

Local community via a food pantry.

Funding Source:

At this time we are surviving on grants and fund raising.

Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa View site (828) 581-9848 -

Production Report

Time Period Crop Type Pounds Harvested
2014 vegyables 760+
2015 " 850+
2016 " 1200+

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Public Land

Garden Contact:

Sandy Drake
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Garden Location:

Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

Mailing Address:

Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa Community Garden
131 Central Ave
Swannanoa, NC 28778