Hope Garden Spring Plants
The Hunger Coalition
What are the appropriate grade levels:
K through 12
Is there a limit to the number of participants:
Is there an opportunity for community service:
Yes – Classrooms may elect to simply fund the project or may participate in a community service project in addition to funding.
Classrooms that would like to participate in seeding starts for The Hope Garden need to adhere to the planting deadlines.
Please make arrangements ahead of time so The Hunger Coalition can plan to send a staff member or volunteer to guide the project!
Is there a deadline for this project:
Late Winter Early Spring for groups interested in the service component
Is this a new or existing project:
Estimated project cost:
The Hope garden is The Hunger Coalition’s local vegetable garden in the heart of Hailey. All food that we grow is given to families who do not have enough to eat. Students who elect this project will help us get seedlings started for planting in The Hope Garden.
This project aims to help feed hungry locals via seeding starts for The Hunger Coalition’s greenhouse that will later get planted in The Hope Garden. All foods produced in The Hope Garden are directly distributed through The Hunger Coalition’s Mobile Food Bank.
If your class is interested in participating beyond providing funds for the project, please be aware of the timeline, as we do not have a lot of flexibility with the growing season!
- We will need the first round of seeds to be planted in early March. These seeds will become plants big enough to be transplanted into the garden before school ends.
- We will need the second round of seeds to be planted in early April. These seeds will become plants big enough to be transplanted into the garden after school ends.
- Photos will be sent monthly to show students the progress in the greenhouse.
- Student funding will help us purchase seeds, soil, pots, greenhouse maintenance and other materials for project completion.