We are proud to begin a new program that will get your hands a little dirty and the community a little greener: The GROW-Op Garden! This program brings volunteers from the Moscow Food Co-op and Backyard Harvest together to grow a garden cooperatively.
If you are interested in volunteering with the GROW-Op Garden, join us on the first and third Sundays of the month from 1-4pm with Aven Julye, our Volunteer Garden Coordinator. Once you are familiar with the garden plot and the program rules, we welcome you to go out to the garden whenever you have time. The garden is located at the Hamilton Community Garden at 1725 East F Street in Moscow.
Backyard Harvest is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to increase low-income families’ and seniors’ access to fresh, healthy foods. They also believe that food grows communities. They have found time and again, that when people are engaged in producing and sharing their own food, a community’s sense of common purpose and fellowship is strengthened. Gathering, gleaning, and growing are activities that engage people of disparate ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. And the Co-op is excited to help further this mission!
The garden plot will be used as a teaching and learning space for people with all levels of knowledge related to gardening. Don’t know how to grow peas? Consider yourself to have a black thumb? Not a problem! We’re simply looking for volunteers who are eager to help grow food and community. Volunteers will also be treated to special perks provided by the Moscow Food Co-op, as well as garden-grown produce!
Please feel free to direct any questions to Erica Wagner at email@example.com or 208.882.8537.