Park Place Gardens
The garden at Park Place is the largest garden of the group with approximately 18,000 square feet of space. It is located at 1500 32nd St. S. Each plot has enough space for a small family to have fresh veggies (and a few to spare) throughout the summer.
The River City Harvest Greenhouse is located in the Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services building on 1st Ave SW and 5th Street NW. Managed by Master Gardeners, it is used for continued education, and produces fresh vegetables and herbs year round for local senior centers and Meals on Wheels.
Electric City Conservatory
The garden at the Electric City Conservatory is located at 1413 5th Ave. N and is our organic garden. It has 20 plots, 100 square feet. Perfect for a beginner or square foot gardening.
Salvation Army Gardens
The Salvation Army garden is located at 527 9th Ave. S next to the Salvation Army’s Family Services building. They regularly provide food for families in need and rely solely on volunteers. We currently are looking for a passionate person to manage this garden.
The Southside Garden is located at 1801 Benefis Court, directly across from the Peak. Their mission is to improve the dietary intake of low income senior citizens over the age of 60, disabled young adults and disadvantaged children.
River City Harvest Mission Statement: Provide space for local citizens to garden together. Create a shared vision, work collaboratively, and to cultivate a place for people to learn about and to experience the joys of gardening. Provide education, outreach programs and activities and to help supplement food donation organizations. River City Harvest is a non-profit organization that began in 2008. It has expanded to 4 gardens and a greenhouse. RCH offers gardening plots for rent in two locations plus we have dedicated gardens for feeding the food insecure. We welcome volunteers of all different levels and skills. Let's get dirty!
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The Electric City Conservatory Community Garden (1403 5th Ave. North) will be opening Saturday May 2. Garden plots are still available so come pick a plot and stay to help with the clean up of the fall and winter debris. This year the plot rental is only $15 and we are waiving the clean up[…]
Nothing could make the gardener’s at MAFB happier than having a watering system installed. For our gardener’s who had plots are inaugural year, they remembering dragging up to 200 feet of hose through the paths (always having to be careful not to encroach on another plot) to water their garden. And then there were the[…]
by Janel Krezowski There is a lot of buzz these days about square foot gardening. How to grow as much as possible in a small space is the challenge for many gardeners as most of us don’t have enormous yards to utilize. And even then one can always do more if challenged and motivated. There[…]
As a not for profit organization River City Harvest relies heavily on volunteers to help us provide some of the best community gardening in Great Falls. Naturally when Dave from AmeriCorps contacted us about a volunteer day, we were over the moon! We always have a long list of projects just waiting to get done.[…]
by Amy Grisak For total control over your vegetable choices, you need to begin the season when there’s still snow on the ground. Starting your own plants allows you to grow your favorite varieties that may not be found in locally, and can save money in the long run. Choosing seeds If you think there[…]
A lot of people want to know what a community garden actually is and how to become involved. Basically a community garden is a place where individuals or families rent a plot, and can grow whatever they like to put food on their table, herbs for the kitchen or flowers in an arrangement. You bring your own[…]
In 2008, Deb Oleynik and Amy Grisak approached Wade Crouch, the Cascade County MSU Extension agent, about starting community gardens in Great Falls to provide gardening spots for those who didn’t have ideal areas at home. Theresa Kiss joined them as they set the groundwork during this first year with the help of a steering committee to[…]