Established in 1994, the Northeast Community Garden was created at the Community Center by the LDS church as a part of their sesquicentennial celebration. Volunteers farmed the first year’s crops of the northeast garden in the tradition of the early pioneers. In turn, the on-site food bank gave produce to Northeast Families. . The gardens were then made available for individual gardening. In 2007, to support the Community Center’s expansion, the gardens were relocated to the corner of Liberty and Lacy Street and offered twice the garden spaces.
The garden operates on a corner of the Andrew Rypien Playfield. In addition to youth soccer and baseball, the entire field is surrounded by a lighted walking path. Comcast employees constructed a nearby play structure.
Garden spaces are reserved on an annual basis, with prior year’s Gardeners having the opportunity to renew their plots. The remaining garden spaces are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional plots are also available at the Pumphouse garden at Crestline and East Hoffman. To reserve a garden plot, email our Community Garden Coordinator, Nic Bowcut, at email@example.com, or Call 509-487-1603 Ext. 217