Let's Move Boise launches 2nd Grow-a-Row season
Let's Move Boise is seeking gardeners willing to grow fresh
produce for distribution to food pantries. Free seed packets are
now available at four Boise locations.
Each free packet includes tools and resources,
• 6 seed packets (cucumbers, squash, radish, beans,
• Planting and gardening tips
• A seed planting guide
• Distribution list for local food pantries by
Hunger is on the rise in our community. In Idaho, one in six
residents is food "insecure" - 95,150 of whom are children. While
many food pantries are working hard to combat this issue, the
availability of fresh produce for some families is scarce.
"The Grow a Row program provides information and seeds to give
residents the opportunity to discover the joys of growing fresh,
nutrient-packed food as well as giving back to the community,"
states Megan McCarthy, Idaho Botanical Garden vegetable garden
manager. "By being a part of the Grow a Row program, individuals
are not just growing healthy produce, they are growing healthy
families and a healthy community."
Grow a Row partners include the Boise Urban Garden School, Idaho
Botanical Garden, Healthwise, the Idaho Foodbank, Boise Parks &
Recreation and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health.
Packets are available for pick up at:
- Boise Urban Garden School office, 731 N. 15th
- Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road
- Healthwise, 2601 Bogus Basin Road
- Boise Parks & Recreation administration office, 1104 Royal
For more information, please see www.letsmoveboise.com.