The Shared Harvest Community Garden began in 2009 when energetic volunteers from our community came together to convert three unused city lots into Coeur d’Alene’s first Community Garden. Their dream was to create a garden for people to meet and work together, grow food to share with local food banks, teach and learn about planting and growing.
Located at the corner of 10th Street & Foster Avenue
The shed at the Shared Harvest Garden is also the hub for the Community Roots Local Food Share program. On Wednesday evenings July-October 5:30-7:30PM volunteers are busy harvesting, collecting and distributing produce from the garden to food assistance facilities in our community.
Hands-on learning is woven into every aspect of the Shared Harvest Community Garden. Sorenson Elementary, Lake City High School and other area schools utilize the garden as an outdoor learning venue. A Xeriscape Demontration Garden located along the perimeter showcases native drought tolerant plants and with the help of the Coeur d’Alene City Water Department, Shared Harvest volunteers are also able to grow Xeriscape seedlings to give out to the community. The garden also features wheelchair accessible growing beds for the handicapped and elderly, a grape arbor, a composting area, and a shaded seating area under four stunning 100-year-old oak trees.
“It is inspirational that so many people came together for this project,” states volunteer garden leader Kim Normand. “Gardening like this creates a sense of belonging to your environment and a connection to other people in your community.”
Thank you to our Garden Partners & Sponsors:
Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Coeur d’Alene Water Department
Coeur d’Alene Garden District
Community Roots Local Food Share
For more information or to reserve your plot contact:
Kim Normand 208-664-0608
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