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Land Use

Land Use Cluster Aims

  • Increase healthy food production in Buncombe County using non-GMO, organic & permaculture practices to meet its citizens’ nutritional needs,
  • Provide access to public & private land for environmentally sustainable, socially just food & useful plant production, distribution, storage & seed saving,
  • Maximize yields, biodiversity & soil health,
  • Support a culture of resilience & Foodtopia that will sustain a flourishing local economy, and
  • Support community education & other Clusters on issues related to land use to include ethics and principles of permaculture, sustainable water management, soil fertility & organic methods.

Land Use – Who Are We?

We are a passionate group of permaculturists, gardeners, farmers, activists, health practitioners and others who develop land use-related policies, partnerships and programs that care for the earth, care for the people, and ensure fair share to all.

The Land Use Cluster meets monthly:

3rd Monday each month
4:30-6 PM
Earth Fare Community Room in the Westgate Shopping Center
Representatives: Jillian Wolf, Mary Lou Kemph



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