In April, over 60 Cedar Hills volunteers gathered at the Bonner Community Food Bank to expand their community garden. We added more garden beds, installed automatic watering systems, weeded, and planted. This garden provides fresh, organic produce to our families in need. Our food bank is currently assisting approximately 800 families per month. As of mid-June, over 30 pounds of lettuce, kale, and chard were harvested from this garden.
This past Saturday, we had volunteers come to the East Bonner County Library. Our East Bonner County Library is an amazing resource for our families and community. The latest addition to the library is a community garden, adjacent to their newly remodeled facility. This garden hopes to bring our community together to explore, create, grow, share, connect, and learn in a beautiful interactive garden setting.
Volunteers from CHC showed up to help break the ground on this garden. We are looking forward to continuing to support this project!
There is another Serve Sandpoint opportunity coming up for those that want to join the fun! We will be assisting the Christ Our Redeemer (COR) garden project, scheduled for this Saturday (7/21/18), and we will begin at 8 a.m. We will be building more beds and planting more seeds. This is a new community garden - the beds will be available, free of charge, to our families, including the neighboring low-income housing residents and Panhandle Health clients. COR also will be offering free cooking and food preservation classes.
We already have built 26 raised beds - please join CHC to help build 10 more raised beds! Questions - call COR at 208-263-7516!