The Hope Garden’s Purpose
- Contribute fresh, organically grown produce to our Mobile Food Bank. More than 10,013 pounds so far!
- Provide vital empowerment programs for food insecure community members.
- Offer local schools and organizations an outdoor classroom for educational programs.
- Provide gardening technique demonstrations and living examples of native landscaping.
- Act as an educational center, gathering place, and quiet respite for all to enjoy.
Volunteer for Veggies –
We’re thrilled to introduce our newest program at the farm & garden, Volunteer for Veggies! Volunteer for Veggies provides access to fresh, healthy food for everyone in the community.
Volunteers take home a share of the farm freshest, nutrient richest, most delicious fruits and veggies around in exchange for their time at Bloom Community Farm or The Hope Garden.
Time is spent seeding, weeding, and harvesting our growing spaces and we reward all volunteers handsomely with a share of produce fresh out of the ground. For more information, call us at 208-788-0121 – Click below to check out Volunteer for Veggies Hours:
Donate a helpful item from our Farm and Garden WISH LIST
Our free workshops are open to the public and provide a great opportunity to help your community while improving your gardening knowledge. We cover topics such as Small Space Gardens, Garden Maintenance, Irrigation, Solar Drying and more.
Learn more by contacting our garden manager at 208-481-4900.
A garden mentoring program at The Hope Garden. Participants receive a small garden plot, access to plant materials, tools, and workshops, and are encouraged to learn as much as possible about food production. The application process is open to community members looking to cultivate a small garden, but lacking the necessary resources. The application process begins in early Spring. For more information please call our garden manager at 208-788-0121.
Please contact Megan Schooley at email@example.com or 208-481-4900 for plot availability in 2017.
Grow A Row
Make a difference in the lives of local children! This summer we are supporting a children’s program called BLOOM. For 12 weeks this summer, Bloom will bring free healthy lunches and books to children at risk of food insecurity in four locations across Blaine County. We need your help to grow specific vegetables for this program: radishes, cherry and pear tomatoes, snap peas, zucchini and summer squash (up to 11”), and green beans. Vegetables can be dropped off directly at the Sustainability Center, who is providing the lunches, or The Hunger Coalition. To contribute, call our office at 788-0121.
History- The Hope Garden was established in June of 2010 on a 10,000 square foot empty lot in downtown Hailey. It exists due to the generosity of Blaine County and local businesses, the planning skills of a dedicated few, and the immeasurable help of clients &and volunteers. The Hope Garden would not be possible without the generosity and dedication of hundreds of community members and local businesses. We would also like to acknowledge the County for providing the land and the Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation for their belief in our vision!
To further discuss opportunities at The Hope Garden, contact our team:
View our Hope Garden Video showing the beautiful harvest: