Clare Hanrahan

Clare Hanrahan & Coordinating Committee – Elder & Sage Community Gardens

Date grant awarded: 03/22/2018

“Elder & Sage Community Gardens” is the first Asheville Edibles Community Gardens project. The project transformed a vacant, graveled, heat-radiating city lot into an accessible oasis of nourishing beauty that enhances our urban landscape, increases well-being, promotes mental health, and provides neighbors, workers, tourists and passersby with a welcoming space for cross-community, inter-generational, interactions among differently-abled and resourced people. The project strives to cultivate vegetables, herbs and flowering plants that attract beneficial pollinators while providing educational opportunity and food security to landless neighborhood residents.