Spokane Valley Partners Community Gardens
Spokane Valley Partners Community Gardens (SVPCG) envisions a community where people can grow their own food and where residents are empowered and able to shop within their own community–keeping their money local as a means of economic development. The overall goal of SVPCG is to increase the access and affordability of locally-grown produce in Spokane Valley, and to do so through creation of a local farmers’ market, development of community gardens, backyard gardens, and an urban farm supporting our food bank.
- Increasing access to, and awareness of, nutritionally dense
- Promoting urban agriculture as a vehicle to increasing family incomes
- Providing entrepreneurial microenterprise activities
- Reducing the SVP Food Bank’s dependence on external food vendors
This program will benefit a wide range of individuals within Spokane Valley including local residents, those without land, low-income families, food bank clients, and local businesses. Our Community Garden Program provides space for 25 families to grow their own food to supplement their incomes, opportunities to learn about gardening, composting, and selling produce at farmers’ local markets. We hold seasonal events such as spring work days, block parties, and harvest events to build community relationships beyond those who wish to garden at the site. We also plan to create a gardening mentorship program between experienced gardeners and new gardeners to help everyone learn and make connections within the community. Our urban farm also provided 2,500 lbs of fresh produce to our food bank clients in its first year.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA