2010-2018 Grace Covenant Community Garden Coordinator.
2004-2012 Farmer, growing and selling vegetables CSA style.
2011-present volunteer with Mark Hare agronomist in Haiti--Yard Garden Program, biochar from agricultural waste and water ram pumps.
2002-2015 volunteer with Presbytery of WNC Guatemala Partnership Health Team--gardens, composting latrines, improved wood cook stoves, and safe drinking water.
Professional career US Forest Service, natural resource management.
Veteran US Army.
University of Georgia, Landscape Architecture.
First Grade Gardening
BY HEATHER GAST
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 14, 2018
Heather Gast and Buzz Durham have gardened with children at Grace Covenant Church for about a decade and we decided to bring gardening into her classroom this past year. With a small grant, we set out on a garden adventure with Heather’s eighteen Weaverville First Grade Students. Our objectives were to introduce the students to issues of hunger and what we and others are and can do to ease those pains by growing your own food no matter your age….and to get our hands in the dirt in a way that these kids may not have done before!