Engage with The Roots Foundation
We love our volunteers! Parents and friends are always welcome to volunteer in the classrooms or outside, with your child’s class or others. If you haven’t already, please be sure to complete the Volunteer Verification Form.
* To work in the gardens without students, please complete a LEVEL 1
* To work indoors or outdoors with students, please complete a LEVEL 2
Let us know your availability and interest and we’ll match you up with a teacher. Questions about our volunteer opportunities and ongoing projects? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU to our volunteers so far this fall!
Wonderful parents, Warren Wilson College, Asheville Christian Academy, Grass to Greens, UNC-Asheville, Mission Hospital, Irene Wortham Center, Beverly Hanks & Associates, The Asheville School and Roots Hummus.
Ways to get involved with FEAST
➜ Volunteer with your child’s FEAST class: Most classes have a series of 5-6 classes, once a week. Let Jordan know if you are interested in lending a hand.
➜ Weekly Weed N Feed: Thursdays after school until Nov 17. Bring a snack to share! We have a potluck snack and then dig in for garden projects until 3:30/4:00. No garden experience necessary.
➜ Weekend Weed N Feed Workdays:
Saturday, Dec 2nd, 11 AM – 1 PM
Other Exciting News
🌿 On Monday of Eco Week, The Roots Foundation and FEAST teamed up with Asheville Greenworks for a fun skit “Refuse – Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.”
🌿 On October 31, All K-5 teachers and Specialists participated in a Professional Development workshop focused on Project Based Learning facilitated by The Roots Foundation.
🌿 We are building a new tool shed! The Roots Foundation has partnered with the UNCA Maintenance Staff to build us a new place to store our garden tools so that the cob building can be repurposed as a gathering space.
🌿 Garden space construction: You may have wondered why the area that once held 8 raised garden beds has been roped off and covered in plastic for the last several months. We have been fighting the bermudagrass in that space so that our veggies can have a chance to grow! Stop by and see the 2 new strawberry beds by the sidewalk. We are planting cover crops now to crowd out the weeds and enrich the soil with nutrients so that we can rotate the Three Sisters Garden to this area next year.
🌿 Garden Party and Ecology Week: Thank you to everyone who came out to the Garden Party and Eco Week Expo! It was so great to see our school community come out and celebrate student ecology projects and the bounty of our Peace Garden. A HUGE shout out to the folks that poured their time into making this party rock: Kate Millar, Kate Justen, Jessica Merchant, Brenda Dobashi, Lori Meek, Mark Rosenstein, Rachel Figura, Bonnie Millar, Vicki Magnis, Colleen Frederick, Paul Garrity, Rockelle Hancock, Andrea Burns, and all of the teachers and families at Vance.