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Bloom Community Farm’s Edible Forest

Sponsored by:

The Hunger Coaltion

Project Champion:

Naomi Spence
nspence@thehungercoalition.org

What are the appropriate grade levels?

4-8th grade for art projects and building, K-8 for planting and weeding in the spring.

Is there a limit to the number of participants?

Sept-Oct 15th for structure and pathway building, April and May for planting, art installations other farm projects.

Is there an opportunity for community service?

Yes

Is there a deadline for this project?

Sept-Oct 15th for structure and pathway building, April and May for planting, art installations other farm projects.

Summary

Build a vertical garden for children to creatively grow food in the form of art.

Description

Help The Hunger Coalition create a magical entry way to their new Bloom Community Farm, located out Quigley Canyon in Hailey. They need help creating vertical garden structures, tunnels made from willow branches and painting rocks to lay a rainbow path through the fruit and vegetable beds.

The farm is located on the south side of Quigley Canyon, with easy access just past the Wood River High School.

We are building an entry way to the farm which will display innovative ways to vertically grow food up and around wooden structures such as forts, tunnels and teepee’s. These structures will create a magical place for youth to play while sampling fruits and vegetables which are growing around them.

We are also seeking the help of the community’s youth to make art which will be installed throughout the farm. Rainbow colored rock paths, murals on the shed, bird houses, tunnels made of grape vine.

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