UNC Asheville Gardens Prepare for Summer

On Tuesday, March 22,  the upcoming garden manager Shannon Bodeau held a workday to help cultivate the garden by ridding the garlic beds of weeds and invasive plant species. The work day lasted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The UNC Asheville Roots Garden is located on W.T. Weaver Boulevard and is the biggest garden belonging to the university. The garden, run by the Student Environmental Center, grows a variety of vegetables including, but not limited to: kale, carrots, squash and garlic.

“The UNCA Roots Garden is in place to use the university’s resources to educate the students on food related issues in Asheville and the rest of the country. For example, sustainable food production,” said Lydia George, the current head of the Roots Garden.  The Roots Garden is currently in the process of getting ready for the summer. 

The next workshop will be held on March 29. All members of the Asheville community are invited to attend.