Farms/Gardens

Strategies for success to start and sustain food bank gardens and farms.

Farms/Gardens

Food Bank Garden

Ideas from the Port Townsend Food Bank garden.

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Farm to Food Pantry Purchasing Program

The Farm to Food Pantry Program has enabled the Clark County Food Bank to create different kinds of connections with growers, as well as helping to to increase the variety of produce they provide.

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Moses Lake Giving Gardens

Two large gardens in Moses Lake create community and a sense of ownership.

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Food Bank Farming at Heritage Farm

Hundreds of volunteers harvest 35,000 - 50,000 lbs of food every year.

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Food Bank Garden

The Thurston County Food Bank partners with The Kiwanis Club of Olympia to run a successful garden program that produces 40,000 lbs of food every year!

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Food Bank Farms and Gardens

Food Bank Farms and Gardens are great ways to get a steady supply of fresh produce to those who need it most.

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Community Giving Gardens

Pierce County is fortunate to have a Share the Harvest Program coordinator that works with the Tacoma/Pierce County Community Gardens. The program is focused on establishing a culture of sharing between urban gardens and the emergency food network.

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A Garden Produces!

Don’t underestimate what a backyard garden or community garden plot can grow! Encourage residential or community gardens to participate in the gleaning program by donating excess produce or a plot.

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Demonstration Garden at Okanogan Food Bank

Thorough procedures for constructing and operating home or school garden including low-cost garden education options and recommendations on scale, location and harvest schedule incorporation...

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Urban Community Gardens and Small Farms

In a heavily urbanized area such as south King County, the potential for on farm gleans is somewhat diminished. However, there is a growing interest from some of the coalition’s food banks to develop community gardens and small farms that produce a portion of their food for consumption by food bank clients.

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Growing Vegetables for a Food Bank

Growing vegetables for a food bank is different than growing vegetables for anyone else, especially in regards to variety and quantity.

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Victory Gardens

Outreach methods for community gardeners: how to build incentives, attend events, market at garden stores and track donations

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P-Patch Growing & Giving

P-Patches are community gardens located throughout Seattle, and are run by the city’s Department of Neighborhoods. Most are divided into individual plots, with common herb or flower gardens, tool sheds, and gathering spaces.

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