The Rice Street Community Garden’s goal is to produce fresh, organically grown, sustainable crops for the food-insecure population of Transylvania County. All of this community-based garden’s produce is donated to a Brevard food bank called Sharing House and a soup kitchen known as Bread of Life, helping to feed the needy of the town and county.
The garden grew its first crops in 2012. By mid-August of its third year, RSCG had harvested and donated 1,729 pounds of produce, worth approximately $6,918 (based on a multiplier for organic produce developed by an Asheville-based organization called Gardens That Give).
Fast distribution helps ensure that food-insecure households receive the freshest organic produce. Crops grown include asparagus, banana peppers, broccoli, bell peppers, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, cucumbers, green beans, kale, lettuce (various varieties), okra, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, summer squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini.
Lake Toxaway Charities recently approved a $500 grant for the Rice Street Community Garden. The grant will be used to purchase lumber for raised planter beds for the organic vegetable garden to help feed our neighbors in need.
2020 Grant Approvals
Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $20,000 grant for the year 2020 for Rise and Shine. The grant will provide after school programs, specifically funding an after school site coordinator and college interns to assist. The grant will also fund STEAM…
Lake Toxaway Charities approved a $16,200 grant to Rosman Elementary School for the 2020 year. The grant will provide for an upgraded media center, Muddy Sneakers programming, new programming in the wake of COVID 19, and new library chairs.
Earthshine Mountain Programs provides a learning environment for wildlife conservation. Lake Toxaway Charities granted $3,000 in 2020 to fund two projects aimed at involving children in conservation efforts.
Lake Toxaway Charities granted $9,100 in 2020 to replace gravel in the club’s parking lot and upgrade two bathrooms.
The Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation’s mission is to promote, develop, and encourage public and private support of the Transylvania County Schools. Lake Toxaway Charities granted $9,780 in 2020 in support of the TCSEF.
Young Life is a group of staff and volunteers committed to building relationships with youth to earn their trust. Young Life employs active ministries that reach out to students at Brevard and Rosman High Schools, together with WyldLife for children at Brevard and Rosman Middle Schools…