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 Borikua-Taino, 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 Kate’s other work at Feed Asheville Farm here.

Kate Wheeler harvesting broccoli at SCF

Leadership Team

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, and serves as the chair of the Southside United Neighborhood Association. Shuvonda is a mother and a vocal advocate for the farm and for the greater good in her community.

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 community care rituals. They have found their purpose this lifetime fighting for a reality where people can exist and thrive together, co-creating community care systems that reflect and embody an abolitionist and decolonial framework.

Ember Phoenix in their herb garden

Musa Fardan (he/him) co-founded Southside Community Farm in 2014 with Shuvonda Harper, Roy Harris, and Gwen Hill as a way to bring healthy food to the Southside neighborhood. He is a long-time Southside resident.

SCF co-founder Musa Fardan