Community Garden and Hydroponics

Cultivation and Education

Cultivation at Kopple Farm

The Community Action Center has four, 20’x20’ donated plots at the Pullman Community Gardens, located at Koppel Farm. In 2023 we will add two more plots bringing the total growing space to over half an acre! The goal of these spaces is to grow a wide variety of produce for our Food Bank and our Mobile Farm Stand. In 2021 we revitalized the program after a long hiatus and harvested over 600 pounds of fresh produce. We grew over 20 different varieties of produce including beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and so much more. We rely heavily on volunteers to help maintain these spaces and keep up with the harvest. We’re continuing to grow the program by creating a designated children and family space and adding a 700 square food greenhouse for year around production!

Education

Not only are our garden spaces for cultivation, but they are also for education. Every volunteer event is an educational opportunity for the participants and instructor. In addition, we are launching a wide array of family friendly events for the community in 2023. Our “Seed to Table Family Gardening Class” will guild participants through the steps of designing, planting, and cooking from the garden! (This class is completely full for 2023). Other events will include container gardening, family open house nights, and more. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information as the growing season gets under way.

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 clairec@cacwhitman.org