Community Gardens Program
How does a community garden help refugees?
Through community gardens, we help refugees increase their self-reliance after resettling in Idaho and help them meet their food needs.
Not only do these community gardens increase the refugees food security, it allows refugees to cultivate crops from their home that are otherwise unavailable in US stores.
It also give them the opportunity to be outside of their apartments and have family time working together in the garden. This allows for the younger generation to spend time and learn from their elders so their traditions can be passed on.
We currently have 9 community gardens sites in and around Boise, hosted by non-profit partners on land that they own.