Slow Food Lake Tahoe Food Bank Garden

CULTIVATE. EDUCATE. CELEBRATE.

The mission of the Food Bank Garden is to cultivate a community committed to local food production and increased local food security, through education and demonstration of high-elevation gardening techniques.

OBJECTIVES
  • Educate the community on sustainable, high-elevation gardening techniques

  • Encourage food security + self-reliance by growing fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs

  • Inspire the spread of more home gardens throughout the local community

  • Provide fresh, organic, locally grown food to the Sierra Community House's Hunger Relief program

  • Promote a beautiful + vibrant space for our community to enjoy

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER DAYS
June - September

Harvest Mondays 8am-12pm
Work Wednesday 9am-1pm

All produce grown this season will be donated to the Sierra Community House (formerly Project Mana).

Harvest at Slow Food Lake Tahoe's Food Bank Garden located in Truckee, CA
GROW-YOUR-OWN WORKSHOPS

Learn to grow your own edible plants at our free workshops focusing on high elevation organic gardening.  All participants have the option to purchase affordable starter plants to take home for their own gardens.

Need a garden to grow in?  You can rent a garden bed in the NEW Truckee Community Garden or learn to build your own here.

Community Dig-In at Slow Food Lake Tahoe's Food Bank Garden located in Truckee, CA
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THE GARDEN IS LOCATED...

behind the baseball field in the Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA. From Brockway Road, turn onto Estates Drive (at the Skate Park) and head straight into the park entrance (rather than following the road to the right).  Park there and follow the dirt path that leads towards the "Music in the Park" venue.  All are welcome!

Food Bank Garden & Community Garden Map.
 
GARDEN PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Our work at the Garden would not be possible without the generous in-kind donations and generous support from our sponsors

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GET INVOLVED
If you have a business in Truckee and are looking for a community project for your employees, the Garden is the perfect opportunity! Our busy season is May through October and business partners can help with Community Dig-Ins, weekly maintenance, or by making monetary or in-kind contributions.