Bloom Community Farm and The Hope Garden connect our community over the shared joy of growing good food. Through education and agriculture, these feel-good growing spaces help inspire a resilient future for all members of Blaine County.
The Farm is located on 1.5 acres of land that historically was stewarded by the Shoshoni and Bannock people. During the 1870s mining era, they rapidly lost access to traditional food sources, and their lifestyles were disrupted or destroyed. We honor their loss of land and culture through our commitment to stewarding this land for future generations.
To steward the land, we engage in attentive, care-full practices: permanent beds and no tillage, cover crops, mulch, compost, native species incorporation, and only use of certified organic inputs and disease/pest management. We aspire to continued learning and holistic care!
Check out our Volunteer for Veggies Program if you’d like to get your hands in the dirt in exchange for a share of fresh, local produce harvested right on site. In this era of COVID, we have implemented new safety measures to help limit the spread of the virus. Please click here to review this health screening before you signup and opt out if you are at-risk.
Special thanks to Quigley Farm for generously providing the land for Bloom Community Farm and to Blaine County for The Hope Garden.
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 on the farm is spent seeding, weeding, and harvesting our growing spaces and we reward all volunteers with a share of produce fresh out of the ground.
Thank you, Friends of the Farm!
Partnerships are essential to the continued expansion of food production and programming at Bloom Farm, supporting the health and well-being of all community members and their families.
Without our Friends of the Farm, Bloom would still be a blank canvas. Instead, last summer it produced 9,750 lbs of fresh fruits and veggies. It also provided transformational experiences for local children, teens, and adults.
Thank you to the following Friends of the Farm for helping cultivate change and growth for our entire community:
Gold = Dark to Light Productions
Bronze = Idaho Lumber