Spring is the best time of year for man and the earth to play together. In the spirit of springtime, Kuna City Parks and Recreation will be offering three community garden opportunities this year. Gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature and get your hands in the dirt. For those who do not have the space to be able to have their own garden, Parks and Rec is providing an area within the community so you can experience to back to nature feeling of growing your own food.
Last year was the first year of the community garden. Kuna started with one garden, across from City Hall on Avalon. The city provided the raised garden beds, watering essentials, dirt, and compost materials. This year there will be three community garden locations.
- Avalon Community Garden – Located across from City Hall on Avalon
- Crimson Point Community Garden – Located in Crimson Point Subdivision/Corner Lot beside Crimson Point Elementary
- Indian Creek Community Garden – Located across the bridge from Indian Creek Elementary
Each garden is open to the public. It is a FREE opportunity to experience the excitement of growing. Whether you are a first timer wanting to try your hand or a knowledgeable gardener who enjoys digging in the dirt, the community gardens gives you the opportunity to fully enjoy gardening and its many rewards.
Those who register early will have their choice of boxes within the garden of their choosing. We will be having an informational meeting on Thursday. This is not a mandatory meeting, but those who attend will have first choice of garden boxes. You may also contact Parks and Rec to reserve a spot or just show up to the garden of your choice opening day with gardening tools in hand. Boxes will be assigned randomly on opening day.
Opening day for the Avalon Community Garden is this Saturday, April 12th at 1 pm. Crimson Point Community Garden will open next Saturday, April 19th at 1 pm. Come an enjoy opening day with us! The City will be providing hotdogs and handouts. If you need a little assistance, Master gardeners from the University of Idaho will be there to help with any gardening questions.
You may contact Bobbi Prentice or Bobby Withrow at Kuna Parks and Rec with any questions you might have. Or please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.