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Global Gardens is an agricultural training program for refugees resettled in Boise, ID. We are a program of the Idaho Office for Refugees. We sponsor refugee agriculture projects at 10 locations in Boise, and provide garden or farm space for around 250 refugee families as well as training in horticultural production and marketing.
We have a network of local community gardens, many sponsored by our partners, where refugees can grow food for family use. We have an incubator farm site, where farmers can get their start cultivating a 1/4 acre plot. We are working towards opening a second incubator farm site in 2016.
Participants receive training and marketing assistance through our farm entrepreneur program. All of our gardens are on donated land and use organic farming methods. During the growing season, we sell produce at the Capital City Public Market and the Boise Farmers' Market. We have a CSA -- Community Supported Agriculture.
We receive funding from the USDA and many local donations.
Mission:To involve refugee families in healthy lifestyles and entrepreneurial training through the cultivation, harvest, cooking, eating, and sales of fresh, healthy produce.