Meet Our Team!

Staff Members

Chloe Moore (she/he) serves SCF as farm manager, where she grows and distributes healthy food and leads events such as BIPOC-only garden days. Chloe strives to connect youth and adults to land and food in ways that feel empowering, restorative, and delightful. He identifies as a queer, Black, landless farmer and loves to connect with other people of color over good food and the joys of the natural world. Chloe also works for Shiloh Community Garden and Liberation Tools.

Chloe Moore among the trellised peas

Kate Wheeler (she/they) is assistant farm manager for the Southside Community Farm, where she has worked since 2020. She is a queer urban farmer who has lived in Asheville for 10 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 works for the Housing Authority at the Arthur R. Edington Center and is a strong advocate for Southside Community Farm.

SCF co-founder Shuvonda Harper

Sekou Coleman (he/him) moved to Asheville in 2011 and quickly involved himself in the local community, supporting numerous organizations and advocacy groups. He is the project manager for Southside Rising, a community-driven collaboration involving legacy residents of Southside and organizations based in or working for the benefit of the Southside community. A deep believer in the restorative power of the arts, Sekou currently serves as the Executive Director for Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community, a nonprofit igniting social change through culture and self-expression. Asheville Writers in the Schools is the parent organization for Word on the Street/Voz de les Jóvenes, an arts and culture program for local Black and Latinx teens.

Sekou Coleman