Partners & Grants
City of Idaho Falls
The City of Idaho Falls is leasing the land for the farm at a nominal coast and has supported the farm by building fencing to protect the farm, providing city water to irrigate the crops, and providing bark mulch for weed control and walkways. These are much needed improvements that will help improve city land for the residents in this area.
The Bee Cause
This national grant for educational honey bee hives helped install our first three hives to help protect honey bees, plant pollinator crops, and share educational experiences and pollinator benefits with a wide cross-section of our community. Our “bee teams” and hive observers so far have included youth from 8 years up.
This tool grant was used to help purchase our 6-row seeder, 30” bed roller, and 30” bed rake, for more efficient and precise planting of small-seeded crops, especially leaf lettuce.
This grant is part of the national AARP Community Challenge program, which helps cities and towns create more Livable Cities. This is the first ever received in Idaho Falls and the surrounding region. The grant is specifically to help in our work to decrease social isolation of seniors and people with disabilities. It will provide more socially-distanced shaded seating at the farm, a supply of adaptive and “assistive” tools that let all ages and abilities join in the work, and a shed to house the first tool library and seed library in our area.
Idaho Botanical Gardens