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-altitude gardening techniques.

OBJECTIVES
  • Educate the community on sustainable, high-altitude 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, locally grown food to the Sierra Community House (formerly known as Project Mana)

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

OPENING FOR PAID GARDEN INTERN

Applications due March 12

A great opportunity to get your 'hands dirty' and learn all about garden management and what it takes to grow food at high altitude.

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).

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.

THE GARDEN IS LOCATED...

in the Truckee Regional Park. From Brockway Road, turn onto Estates Drive (at the Truckee Skate Park) and head straight into the park entrance (rather than following the road to the right).  Park there and follow the dirt path (indicated by the white footsteps below) that leads towards the "Music in the Park" venue.  All are welcome!

 
GARDEN PARTNERS & SPONSORS

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

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.
GOOD. CLEAN. FAIR.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe's mission is to connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture. We educate the community about growing, preparing and accessing local and sustainable food. Good, clean and fair food for all.

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Slow Food Lake Tahoe     |     PO Box 1351     |     Truckee, CA 96160     |     530-414-9181     |     info@slowfoodlaketahoe.org