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Farm and Garden Gleaning Volunteer

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Green Jean

Lend a hand harvesting fresh produce and supporting our local farm + garden partners! Bounty & Soul partners with a number of area growers and sends volunteer groups and individuals to gather produce for healthy food markets.
Root Cause Farm

Root Cause Farm is a non-profit organization growing community solutions to hunger and working towards a just, equitable, and resilient food system where all types of hunger are nourished. They use food as a tool for connection and action, growing organic produce on one acre and distributing it at their farm, the Food for Fairview food pantry, and to Bounty & Soul. Bounty & Soul also provides production support for Root Cause Farm and offers service learning opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages.

When: Sundays, 3-5pm ( Volunteer Calendar)

Where: 26 Joe Jenkins Rd, Fairview, NC 28730

What: Tasks will vary, you might be weeding, mulching, planting, or something else!

Contact: For further information contact Amy Miller at info@rootcausefarm.org

Note: No need to RSVP, just show up in work ready clothes and let us plug you in. There’s something for everyone!

Dr John Wilson Community Garden

Dr. John Wilson Community Garden in Black Mountain was founded in 2004 by Dr. Wilson on a piece of town-owned property along the Swannanoa River. The garden's mission is to: Grow ~ Educate ~ Share. Garden Manager, Lucille Nelson and volunteers grow and donate thousands of pounds of produce to Bounty & Soul each year. The Garden also hosts workshops and seasonal gatherings throughout the year.

When: Sign up for the Garden's newsletter to stay up to date on shifts and events. Generally: Monday mornings, rotating Saturdays, and other days throughout the month.

Where: 99 White Pine Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711

What: Seasonal tasks including weeding, harvesting, transplanting, watering, mulching pathways, and tending fruit and nut trees

Note: If you have specific questions or skills you are interested in offering, contact Lucille at the email below.

Email Lucille Nelson at lucille.nelson@tobm.org for more information on any of these opportunities.

Eliada Campus Farm Program

Eliada has deep agricultural roots, having once been a working farm in the early and mid-1900’s. Today, Eliada’s Campus Farm program provides food and educational opportunities for their 400 students and residents 365 days of the year. The farm currently consists of three growing facilities; a geodesic Grow Dome, a hoophouse, and a market garden. Between the three facilities, the farm program is equipped to grow year-round. Produce from the farm goes directly to Eliada’s kitchen where it is used to create nutritional, fresh meals for the students served on campus. A portion of the Market Garden is also dedicated to a therapeutic tea garden where they grow herbs youths help bag and drink as a self-soothing ritual. Bounty & Soul began partnering with Eliada in 2023 to purchase their excess produce for our Produce to the People community markets and provide production support.

Farm Volunteer Workdays: 1st Friday of each month 10am-12noon- Click here to sign up!

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Mission Statement

Bounty & Soul is a non-profit organization that connects people to food, education and each other. We are creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy and health & wellness resources for our neighbors in need. We are committed to developing a cooperative model that can be used in communities across the country where food insecurity and malnutrition are present.


Bounty & Soul is a Black Mountain-based nonprofit that connects, shares, and celebrates nutritious food, education, and community. We host weekly FREE, fresh produce markets paired with nutrition and wellness education and resources for adults and children as well as accessible yoga and Zumba classes. We are dedicated to creating communities where everyone has the right and opportunity to eat well, be nourished, and thrive.


Community, Environment, Hunger


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999 Old Hwy. 70 W.Black Mountain, NC 28711







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