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 News and Events:

 2014 CSA shares now available!  Join our crop share program and get a bag of fresh veggies every week.  Click here for details! 

Cast Iron Idaho Food Blog Recipes and other food inspiration.

 

The Capital City Public Market and the Boise Farmers Market are now food stamp accessible!  Bring your Quest card to the red tent in the center of the market, where a volunteer will scan your card and give you market tokens.  EBT users get TWO for ONE for a limited time only -- scan your card up to $10 and we'll give you an additional $10 in market coupons FREE!  Market goes until December 18 and starts up again in April.  Can we come talk to your group about this program?  Give us a call!

 

"Making West Home"  Cookbook now available for purchase online!  Support Global Gardens by getting yours today!

Click here for more info on the cookbook project.

Click here to order yours online or make an online donation!                                     

 

 

Click here to like us on Facebook!  Get frequent updates and photos!

 

 

 

 

About Us:

 

Global Gardens is a program of the Idaho Office for Refugees.  We sponsor refugee agriculture projects at various locations in Boise and around Boise, and provide garden or farm space for around 280 refugee families as well as training in horticultural production and marketing.  We strive to involve refugee families in healthy lifestyles and entrepreneurial training through the cultivation, harvest, cooking, eating, and sales of fresh, healthy produce.

 

We offer two programs in Boise, our communtiy garden program and our farmer entrepreneur program.  Communtiy Gardeners grow food for home use on small plots of land.  Many are hosted by our partners, including religious congregations, neighborhood associations, and others.  Farmer Entrepreneurs get access to a larger plot of land, an extensive training program, and market their produce at farmers' markets and through our CSA. 

 

We are also working with a group of Native American growers on the Duck Valley Reservation, to produce veggies for local sale and consumption in thier high, cold environment.  Stay tuned for updates!

 

You can learn more about our farm and garden sites HERE

 

All of our gardens are on donated land and use organic farming methods.  During the growing season, we sell produce at the Capital City Public Market, Saturday Mornings on 8th Street, the Boise Farmer's Market, Saturday Mornings at 10th and Grove, and at other smaller markets as available.  We have a CSA -- Communtiy Supported Agriculture.  Learn more about it on the CSA page.  We also sell to the Boise Co-op and a number local restaurants!  Are you a chef or restaurant owner?  Call for our availability list!  We also sell through Idaho's Bounty and Direct Local, two online buying cooperatives. 

 

Our current funding is from the USDA's Community Food Projects Grant, The USDA's Risk Management Education Partnership Program, several small local grants, donations, and revenue generated through our CSA program. 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact

 

Katie Painter

Refugee Agriculture Coordinator

Idaho Office for Refugees

208-336-4222

or by email at kpainter@idahorefugees.org

Our office is located in the Mountain States Group Building:

Idaho Office for Refugees

1607 W. Jefferson St.

Boise, ID 83702

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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