EmpTea Bowls

The EmpTea Bowls fundraiser has been postponed until June 2022.




You are invited to the 8th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden. Entertainment includes live music, delicious herbal tea and gourmet food, numerous activities for all attendees, this year’s EmpTea Bowls event has something fun for everyone. Admission is $35.00 and children under 12 free.  

This year we are not only raising funds for our internship program, but we’re also dreaming bigger and launching our “Barn Raising”  capital campaign to fund our longtime dream of building a new barn, greenhouse and multi-purpose event facility. 

If Empty Bowls, an international fundraising model, is new to you, you are in for a treat. Local area potters have thrown bowls for our event. You will get to choose one, eat a meal, and then take it home as a reminder of folks whose bowls are often empty--and your opportunity to keep our community’s bowls filled.

Providing food for 100’s of local families, the Dr. John Wilson Community garden is a vital resource in helping reduce food insecurity in the Swannanoa Valley. Each year, over 100 local residents and hundreds of volunteers come together to grow fresh produce that is distributed to families in need through Bounty and Soul. The garden relies heavily on the work of seasonal interns to assist in the growing process, and to educate the public on sustainable growing techniques. 

EmpTea Bowls is an annual fundraiser that serves as one of the best opportunities for the community to come together and learn about the purpose and benefits of the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden. This event is also one of the best ways to support the community garden and keep it up and running for years to come.

 The garden is currently accepting donations of art, products, and services for our silent auction, and private and corporate sponsorship.

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