Edible Forest Garden Club Community Garden
Where is the garden located?
The garden is located at the Sam Millar Faciltiies Complex, on the side of the building which faces the Kimmel Arena and Parking Deck.
Who are we?
On March 24th 2012, 23 students, faculty and community members came together to plant the first edible forest garden in the UNC school system. The garden has over 20 species of fruit, nut, berry or otherwise useful food plants.
We are committed to expanding the permaculture movement at UNCA as an effort to address the pressing environmental issues of climate change, food access, biodiversity loss and anthropocentric disconnection from the land that created us.
The Edible Forest Garden Club focuses on being a cooperative learning-teaching group of students. As a club, we strive to learn as much as possible about our relationship with native flora and fauna through designing gardens, nature hikes and shared personal knowledge. We aim to build new gardens around campus that will eventually flourish enough to provide food for our school community and ourselves. Simply, our goal is to spread the knowledge of how easy it is to utilize plant species for food and nourishment through demonstration on campus.
What do we do?
Design and plant gardens around campus
Learn what native plants can be best utilized and grown
Understand the health benefits of plants
Learn how to cook and eat the foods we grow
Maintain edible plant diversity around campus
If you would like to find out more about the club, contact Caroline Canter at email@example.com.
The Edible Forest Garden Club's Community Garden was funded through the SEC's Green Grants program.