Global Gardens provides training, marketing support, and access to land for beginning and limited resource farmers in Idaho. During the project period, we worked with two
groups of participants; refugee farmers in Boise, and Native American participants on the Duck
Valley reservation at the Idaho and Nevada border.
Program participants received classroom and field training, marketing and one-on-one
technical assistance. Boise-based participants received access to 1/4 to 1/2 acre market garden
plots on incubator farm sites.
Project goals were:
To create and support independent farm businesses, owned and operated by farmers with
linguistic or cultural barriers to success.
To decrease food safety risk by training farmers in safe post-harvest handling practices.
To decrease marketing risk by increasing farmers' understanding of customer service, product
packaging and display, pricing, and record keeping.
To decrease land tenure risk by assisting farmers in developing long-term leases with