Cultivation and Education
The Community Action Center Garden program utilizes several different growing spaces to grow and harvest fresh produce for our Food Bank and Mobile Farm Stand program. These spaces include a hydroponic system in our office lobby, community garden plots at Koppel Farm, and a new greenhouse space at the Palouse Discovery Science Center!
Hydroponics – Our indoor hydroponic tanks grow leafy greens year around and can yield over 30 bags of lettuce mix a week! Other than lettuce varieties we can also grow Bok Choi, Kale, Swiss Chard and so much more. These spaces are critical during our long winters when we can’t grow outside.
Community Garden – April through October you can find our garden plots at Koppel Farm filled to the brim with veggies. The Pullman Community Garden donates 6 plots to CAC, and we use these spaces to grow things like potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, and more.
Greenhouse at PDSC – New in 2023, our 700 square foot greenhouse allows us room to start more veggies in the spring, grow specialty crops throughout the year, and gives us a site for education and collaboration events in the future.
In addition to food production, the garden program aims to provide garden education to the community and be a valuable resource for those who wish to learn how to grow their own food. In collaboration with local organizations like the Whitman County Master Gardeners and the Palouse Discovery Science Center, we offer several different programs throughout the year.
If you are interested in volunteering with our garden program or have an education event you’d like to see or help facilitate, email Claire at email@example.com