Idaho Botanical Garden hosting virtual event to fight food insecurity

Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 16:36:48-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) is hosting a virtual planting event to combat food insecurity in the Treasure Valley. Starting April 24, the garden will show how to prepare beds to plant a Resilience Garden. A Resilience Garden is a movement encouraging everyone to plant a vegetable garden of their own this year.

IBG is committed to making sure Idaho families have the support they need to start their own gardens at home. The vegetable garden space at IBG is not only a living and breathing educational resource, but also a source of nutrition to some of the Treasure Valley's most vulnerable.

In 2019, IBG donated more than one ton of fresh produce to City Light Home for Women and Children. This year, IBG plans to increase their efforts by creating more space dedicated to fresh produce for City Light.

“Follow us during the next two weeks of the drive and throughout the year to learn more ways you can make a difference to our most vulnerable populations in Idaho.” Says Erin Anderson, IBG Executive Director. “ Supporting Idaho Botanical Garden and our Resilience Garden during Idaho Gives, and on our Virtual Planting day will lead to a stronger community with the resources we need to thrive!”

If you want to get involved, donate to Idaho Botanical Garden during Idaho Gives to help them reach their goal. You can also participate in the Virtual Planting Event on May and start your own garden to support your family and community.