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Planting Seedling

Each Thursday, ASAP’s programs take you behind the scenes of their work. This week, our Growing Minds program talks about, well, growing—gardens and minds!

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By Alex Alesi, fall communications intern

During ASAP’s Farm Tour this weekend, you’ll have the chance to learn from and explore more than 30 family-owned farms spread throughout Western North Carolina. Many of these farms are longstanding tour participants and will be familiar to those of you who attended last year and in other years past. More than a dozen, however, will make their Farm Tour debuts in 2012.

Today, meet Janet Marrs and Lori Shields, owners of a small farm near Asheville’s River Arts District.

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Tomato plants are now in the ground of Western North Carolina’s farms and gardens. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything to speed up the growing process. But, we can offer news to keep excitement of the summer favorite’s arrival building: advance tickets are now on sale for our Homegrown Tomato Contest, to be held August 11 from 2 until 5 pm at the Market Place in downtown Asheville. The event is scheduled in conjunction with Get Local, which will highlight, you guessed it, tomatoes in August!

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