Boise Urban Garden School

2995 N Five Mile Rd

BugsThe 1,500-square-foot barn-shaped education center features a commercial kitchen, administrative office, classroom space and restrooms.

In December 2014, Boise Parks and Recreation and BUGS formalized an agreement that will further expand the community garden and education-based services. A non-profit organization, BUGS will continue to raise funds for building and garden improvements; Boise Parks & Recreation will support center operations.

A 3/4-acre education and community garden opened in the spring 2015.

The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) is a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden setting as the foundation for our unique learning environment. BUGS teaches youth and adults the fundamentals of gardening though science, health and environmental  lesson plans. The BUGS program knows that a student that is able to dig in the soil, plant a seed, and watch it grow, is excited to eat the fruits of their labor, and will understand the science behind a sprouting seed or photosynthesis.

Mission: The mission of Boise Urban Garden School is to… Grow healthy communities and inquiring minds.

BUGS Programming Objectives:

  • Help students learn to plant and maintain an organic garden
  • Explore nutrition in the kitchen to gain exposure to healthy foods that can be prepared at home
  • Understand the skills needed to create and sustain a small business through the BUGS farm stand
  • Overall, gain a deeper understanding of nature, food, and the power to make healthy choices for their bodies and the environment

Smoking Prohibition

Boise Smokefree Park SignSmoking is prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.

NOTE: E-cigarettes are not prohibited under the ordinances.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. Boise Valley Towing at (208) 389-9707.