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The Art of Beekeeping

Insights from October 6th Presentation at KEA Happy Hour from Barb McFarland The low humming of bees accompanied Barb McFarland’s lecture on the amazing and complex life cycle of honey bees, and the practical side of her twenty years of bee keeping in Northern Idaho. Honeybees are a non-native species that English colonists brought to [...]

By | 2016-10-13T10:25:44+00:00 October 13th, 2016|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Roots Pursuit – The Most Non Serious Event of the Season

Since 2011, The Roots Pursuit bicycle event has brought cycling madness, environmental awareness, and 12 lively challenges to downtown Coeur d’Alene. In the most non-serious bike event of the season, two or three person teams start from the Shared Harvest Community Garden and pedal to one of four “hubs”, where they have to complete physical, [...]

By | 2016-05-21T10:23:40+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Community, KEA|0 Comments

BREAKING: Salads Supplied by Roots CSA

Big milestones were reached this past week with our wonderful Roots CSA  in Dalton Gardens. First, after a late start to the growing season, the CSA team delivered a first round of produce to regular and low-income subscribers: bitter greens (bagged), Asian greens, kale, mustard greens (twine bundle), broccoli, bunching onions, lettuce, spinach, salad greens [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:51:18+00:00 July 29th, 2011|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Pumpkins To Be Planted

Roots CSA coordinator and all-around local food hero Korrine Kreilkamp provides this breaking news update: In May, the Roots Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), a program of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, partnered with Dalton Elementary for a second season to provide a hands-on learning experience for the first grade students.  In the classroom, Roots CSA volunteers [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:50:09+00:00 June 3rd, 2011|blog, Community|1 Comment

New Greenhouse Jumpstarts Roots Growing Season

KEA's Adrienne Cronebaugh and Korrine Kreilkamp report: The Community Roots and Shared Harvest gals have eagerly been awaiting spring so they could dig in and get their hands dirty.  Although it's still a bit rainy and gray outside, the programs are already flourishing due to the renovation of a new greenhouse at the The Jewitt [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:27:07+00:00 March 29th, 2011|blog, Community, KEA|3 Comments

Roots CSA 2011 Season Gets Early Start

As if they just knew that the groundhog would be calling for an early spring, KEA’s Roots CSA scheduled their meeting for last night at the ever-supportive Art Spirit Gallery to begin preparations for the new growing season.  With a few of last year’s shareholders and some new CSA team members, the meeting [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:47:51+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|blog, Community, KEA|3 Comments

Roots CSA Wraps Successful Season

This post from Korrine Kreilkamp at our wonderful Roots CSA: Thanks to a grant from The Fund For Idaho, Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis, and numerous individual sponsors, this spring we were able to initiate the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in Kootenai County. The CSA consisted of 17 full priced shareholders and 12 discounted shareholders. [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:46:31+00:00 December 3rd, 2010|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

New Mural Nearing Completion at Roots CSA

This week, New York graphic artist Annie Stranger will be completing a mural at the Roots CSA, our charitable community supported agriculture project growing quite beautifully in Dalton Gardens.  The mural, on the side of a shed abutting the CSA, is bringing yet more life to the remarkable project which brings fresh local food [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:42:50+00:00 July 29th, 2010|blog, Community|0 Comments

Opening Night at Roots Local Food Share

 The Roots Local Food Share season is officially underway.  The first night of the fourth year of fresh food donation to local food assistance facilities kicked off at Shared Harvest Garden yesterday.  Since its inception in 2007, Roots volunteers have distributed over 16,500 pounds of donated fresh produce to local food assistance facilities, mainly through [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:42:52+00:00 July 8th, 2010|blog, Community|0 Comments

Roots CSA Successfully Supplies Spinach for Salad

Although the growing season has barely begun, we were pleased to see that our brand new Roots CSA has already gained some level of success. We're big fans of one of our CSA's big fans, and we were pleased to see that the nice folks at ilovecda.com were able to take some early harvest spinach and [...]

By | 2011-12-22T10:41:44+00:00 June 15th, 2010|blog, Community|1 Comment