Meet Our Team

Staff Members

Chloe Moore (he/she) serves SCF as farm manager, where she grows and distributes healthy food and leads events such as BIPOC-only garden days. Chloe strives to reconnect people of color with land and food in ways that feel empowering, restorative, and delightful. He is a queer, Black and Boricua, landless farmer, educator, and foster parent who loves to eat good food, sing to plants, and play in the dirt. Chloe is also a co-creator of Liberation Tools, providing free, hand-forged farm and garden tools to land stewards of color.

Chloe Moore among the trellised peas

Kate Wheeler (she/they) is farm administrator for the Southside Community Farm, where she has worked since 2020. She is a queer urban farmer who has lived in Asheville for 12 years. She is anti-diet, anti-racist, and pro food-access. Her passion for farming is based in collaboration, reciprocity, and mutual aid. Find out more about her other work at Feed Asheville Farm here.

Kate Wheeler harvesting broccoli at SCF

Leadership Team

Roy Harris (he/him) co-founded Southside Community Farm in 2014 with Shuvonda Harper, Musa Farfan, and Gwen Hill as a way to bring healthy food to Southside neighborhood, where he has lived for 35 years. Mr. Harris is deeply dedicated to our community farm and is constantly reminding us to “take the garden out of the garden,” meaning that we must always find creative, mindful ways to meet community members where they are and bring our offerings out into the neighborhood.

Mr. Harris at SCF

Shuvonda Harper (she/her) is a native of Southside and a co-founder of SCF. Growing up here, Shuvonda developed a deep love for her community. Living away from Asheville for a number of years led her to realize that working in her home community is her calling. She is now a well-respected activist, serving as a board member of the Residents’ Council of Asheville Housing Authority. Shuvonda is the mother and a vocal advocate for the greater good in her community. Shuvonda is a strong advocate for Southside Community Farm.

SCF co-founder Shuvonda Harper

Ember Phoenix (they/she) is an herbalist, teacher, and healer. They support SCF by teaching classes on herbal medicine as well as by steering the farm purposefully along a path of collective liberation. Passionate about the healing work they do, Ember enjoys watching others find the lights within themselves. By honoring the Indigenous and African practices of their ancestors, Ember is able to weave ceremonial healing into their self care and community care rituals. They have found their purpose this lifetime fighting for the reality where people can exist and thrive together, co-creating community care systems that reflect and embody an abolitionist and decolonized framework.

Ember Phoenix, vending at SCF’s BIPOC Farmers Market