Creating Healthier Communities

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Welcome to Harvesting our Health!

In our effort to create healthier communities, we are investing in developing and expanding community and school gardens, to include the Sandpoint Senior Center and Mountain States Early Head Start. Studies show that people who garden, or who live with someone who gardens, tend to eat more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables has healthy benefits.

Some of The Benefits of Community Gardens.

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Eating more organic local produce reduces exposure to chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Community gardens help increase neighborhood awareness often reducing crimes in the area.

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Natural areas like community gardens have many positive mental health benefits; such as reducing fear, anger, blood pressure, and muscle tension.

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Provide a safe place for youth to interact with peers and become involved in positive activities.

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Community gardens increase a sense of ownership, stewardship and foster the development of a community identity and spirit.

Our Community Gardens

"Community gardens are of great importance to me because they bring individuals together as a community to provide nutritious produce to individuals of that community.  A few of the many benefits are: exercise, sun exposure, sense of community, fresh/preservative free produce, and a reduction in stress.” Dave, RN with Home Health

LPOSD #84 Elementary Schools

Farmin-Stidwell

Sagle

Southside

Northside

 

SASi

Bonner Community Food Bank

Mountain States Early Head Start

City of Sandpoint

Creations

 

Certified Organic Gardens

Bountiful Organics

Deerfield Farms (Sagle, ID) - Over 20 varieties of certified organic tomatoes, including 16 heirloom varieties. Contact: Jerry and Susan Petrina 208-946-6113

Greentree Naturals (Sandpoint, ID) - Fresh produce, garlic, herbs. Contact: Diane Green 208-263-8957

Helpful Resources

The Earth Box

Inland Northwest Food Network

Sandpoint Farmers Market:

9AM-1PM Saturdays and 3PM-5:30PM Wednesdays

Located at the Farmin Park on 3rd and Main

The market always opens the 1rst Saturday in May and ends the 2nd Saturday in October

Master Gardeners

Inland Northwest Food Network

Local Harvest

Bristow Country Gardens (Sagle, ID) - Fresh Produce & Flowers (while in season). Contact: Garry and Susan Bristow 208-290-8642 & 208-263-4224

Red Wheel Barrel Produce - (Sandpoint, ID) - Naturally grown Produce in Selle Valley. Contact: Emily Levine 208-265-2689

Riley Creek Farms - (Laclede, ID) - Blueberries, Vegetables, Raspberries and Strawberries. Contact: Stan Urmann 208-263-4114

Sacred Earth Farm (Sandpoint, ID) - Vegetables. Contact: Martinson & Higgens 208-263-7647

T&T Farm (Priest River, ID) - Fresh Produce, Pepper plant starts, and Raspberries. Contact: Vickie and Darwin Tenney 208-448-2414

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