JOIN US TO CELEBRATE BLOOM AND EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED US DREAM BIG, DIG DEEP, AND PLANT COMMUNITY ROOTS!
The Hunger Coalition is driving attention to Hunger Awareness Month and the new Bloom Community Farm at a Ribbon Cutting and Appreciation Party on Wednesday, October 12 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The event is free to the community and will be held on the Farm, located on the South end of Quigley Canyon and accessed from Fox Acres Road. Guests will enjoy drinks, farm tours, live music, and harvest fresh bites from the Wood River Sustainability Center.
RSVP to 208-788-0121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thrilled to welcome Laurie Strand to The Hunger Coalition Board of Directors. Laurie moved back to her home state of Idaho in the winter of 2016 to accept a position as the Mental Health Specialist for the Blaine County School District. Before her move, she served as the Director of The Youth Harvest Project (YHP), a therapeutic, service-oriented, work program for at risk high school students on a 10-acre farm in Missoula, MT. In addition to her role as YHP Director, she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Laurie is looking forward to bringing her skills andpassion for social justice and food security to The Hunger Coalition. To read more about Laurie, click here and scroll down.
THE HOPE GARDEN: Lynea Petty, Food Production Manager, reported that over 900 pounds of produce has been harvested so far this year in The Hope Garden! Over 150 kindergarten and elementary school students have toured the Garden, where they eat fresh fruits and veggies right off the plant and learn a variety of garden fun facts.
Volunteer hours continue through October as we pull plants and put everything to bed for winter. Thank you ArborCare for the donated load of wood chips to freshen our paths!
Silver Creek High School students are interning through the fall at the Farm, helping plant, harvest, build, and create. Sage School students are volunteering weekly with farm maintenance as well. The success of the Farm hinges largely on the support of our volunteers, interns, and donors.Thank you to everyone who continues to help us grow!
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