Drying garlic and gloves

North Asheville Urban Farm Collective (NAUF)

We are kindred spirit do-ers in the neighborhood impassioned by food abundance, ecology, community action, and resource building.  We are farming 4 urban neighborhood sites (and counting) with edible, perennial and annual food and grain crops, berries, and edible forest gardening.  We pool our knowledge, budgets, our intrinsic and community resources together to form something more abundant and reverential.  The sites demonstrate:

  • Edible Forest Gardening/Guilds
  • Growing/Using Herbal Medicine
  • Living outdoor rooms
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Woodland ephemerals
  • Bees
  • Rainwater catchment
  • The principals of ecological design
  • Cultivating Soil through Compost
  • Rabbit production


Begun in February, 2011, our mission is to grow food locally, share with community, and inspire a movement of urban farmers in Asheville and beyond.

Projects this season:  tent platform, solar dehydrator, rainwater catchment with passive swale system, etc.

To come find us, check our blog:

Some crops in the ground for 2011:

  • Culinary Herbs: Basil, Thyme, Marjoram, Parsley, Fennel, onion, garlic, sage, lavender, rosemary…
  • Tea herbs: Nettles, Spearmint, Bee Balm, Anise Hyssop, Yarrow, Lemongrass, Jaigulan, Motherwort…
  • Potatoes, Jerusalem Artichoke, Ginger, Scarlet Runner Beans, Passion Flower, Strawberries…
  • Fig, Paw Paw, Hops, Elderberry, Peach, Pear…
  • Slippery Elm, Red Bud, Yellow Buckeye…
  • Blackberries, raspberries, wineberry…
  • Over 35 Medicinal Herbs.

Some potential crops for sale.  If interested in supporting NAUF check in with us as the season progresses.

  • Culinary herbs – parsley, basil
  • Salad greens, chard, mustards, onions
  • Sunflowers and cut flowers



Soaker Hose connectors


Wheel Barrow


European-style sythe

Green Opportunities Program

Green Opportunities (GO) is an Asheville-based community-based development organization dedicated to improving lives, communities and the health of the planet through innovative green collar job training and placement programs. GO is committed to empowering low-income neighborhoods in Asheville by preparing residents for well-paying jobs, completing hands-on projects that make these neighborhoods safer and more sustainable, and linking the residents of these neighborhoods to jobs and other community resources that lead to greater empowerment.

Pretty awesome, right?  Last year it was 2 weeks; this year, 4 weeks of urban agriculture training!  Below are some photos of our time together.  For more information or to donate time or an offering, click here.




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