Nampa gardeners help feed the hungry and promote community gardens with new book
10:03 PM, Aug 3, 2018
Two Nampa women are on a mission to feed the hungry.
And their super power is their green thumbs.
They are creating tens of thousands of pounds of fresh produce with gardens they say anyone can and should replicate.
The harvest is coming in for Paulette Blaseg and Sheila Anderson, in more ways than one.
"We've fed a lot of people. So far we've given out 350 thousand pounds of food." says Sheila Anderson, one of the garden's founders.
That's 350 thousand pounds in ten years from this garden near the Nampa railroad and another one at the Trinity Lutheran Church.
"It's a wonderful feeling to help others,"says Anderson, "We know that because of what we're doing here, gardens have been started not just in Idaho but other states as well."
And that's partly the goal, to prove to others that feeding their family or even their community is within their reach.
They've even created a book that's almost in it's second printing now.
And success like this comes from regular experimentation and a master gardener's background.
Expertise in maximizing space can make all the difference for community gardens or the raised box in your backyard.
If you want to get your hands on the how to book...Search trinity community gardens on facebook.