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  • Community gardens adjust for well concerns

    Earlier this year it looked like two community gardens would have to be moved, because they are located too close to city wellheads and violate Washington State Department of Health …


  • Spokane Valley church members build garden beds, reclaim orchard

    Members of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Spokane Valley spent part of Sunday afternoon digging in the dirt as they began building the first of 20 new raised garden …


  • Gardens evicted over water safety

    Two community gardens located on Spokane Water Department property will have to move by the end of the year. The Hillyard Garden – also known as the Pump House Garden …


  • Neighbors want vacant lots to bloom

    Commuters on Interstate 90 likely noticed as homes along the East Central stretch of the freeway began to disappear. Washington state Department of Transportation has been buying up several city …


  • Free gardening class offered

    The WSU-Spokane County Extension is hosting a free workshop to help those interested in starting community gardens. The workshop will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the extension office, …


  • It’s time for area gardeners to plant seeds of community

    If you are considering starting a community garden, now is the best time to start building the community to create the garden. We’ve had great success over the past five …


  • It’s time for area gardeners to plant seeds of community

    If you are considering starting a community garden, now is the best time to start building the community to create the garden. We’ve had great success over the past five …


  • Abundant effort helps South Hill garden grow

    The Commons Community Garden, just across the street from Sacajawea Middle School on the South Hill, is an excellent example of creative use of space. It’s located on a triangular …


  • Pump House garden helps bring Hillyard community together

    There’s one thing they know for certain at Hillyard’s Pump House Community Garden: They will not run out of water. The garden is located on the Spokane Water Department property, …


  • Browne’s Addition garden grows more than crops

    There are several things neighbors will not find in the Browne’s Addition Community Garden: a raised bed, a straight line and a fee to garden. In the garden on the …


  • Cultivating crop of young gardeners in Peaceful Valley

    The Earth Turners Community Garden sits on a small plot of park land near the heart of Peaceful Valley. Above it, cars rumble by on the Maple Street Bridge, and …


  • All can grow at Grant Park garden

    There’s a heated game of pickup basketball going on at the big court in the middle of Grant Park on a recent Wednesday evening. At nearby Grant Elementary School, a …


  • West Central seeks help with double lot garden

    There was a lot of activity at West Central Community Garden on a recent Wednesday morning. Volunteers from Whitworth Institute of Ministry were all over the garden, pulling weeds, straightening …


  • Giving spirit at Beautiful Savior plot

    It’s difficult to come up with a more appropriate use for an old greenhouse site than a community garden. When Camyn’s Greenhouse, which had been in business for more than …


  • Demand in northeast has filled garden plots – again

    The Northeast Community Garden opened in 1997 on a vacant lot next to the Northeast Community Center. It quickly became so popular it ran out of space and had to …


  • Pumpkin Patch grows with community effort

    The Pumpkin Patch Community Garden was bustling Monday evening. Boy Scout Troop 430 from Millwood Presbyterian Church was helping move heaps of mulch and bark, spreading it in aisles between …


  • East Central Community Garden entering fourth season

    There’s a bright purple bunch of blooming chives in the middle of East Central Community Garden. Raspberries climb the chain-link fence and on this Friday volunteers are putting woodchips down …


  • Community gardens grow in number, variety

    Over the past five years, community gardens have really taken off in Spokane County. Today there are more than 20, and more are being added every year. There is no …


  • Community gardens kick into gear

    There’s snow in the forecast. It’s rained more than it’s ever rained before during the month of March. It’s still a bit chilly out there, but crocuses are blooming and …


  • Pullman eyes ban on pot gardens

    The Pullman City Council will vote next week on adopting a moratorium on medical marijuana community gardens. City Attorney Laura McAloon advised the council to take that action Tuesday, saying …


  • Religion Notebook: Sacred Heart marks centennial

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 E. Rockwood Blvd., will honor 100 years of worship Sunday following its 9:30 a.m. Mass. Members of the church will travel to the site of …


  • Flower show Saturday at SCC

    Green grass made an appearance in my backyard this weekend. My cat is in seventh heaven because he finally has something to nibble on. The snow drops are blooming and …


  • Sumner tour benefits heritage gardens

    A pair of garden tours – one to raise money for the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens and the other to show off community food gardens – will keep garden folks busy …


  • North Idaho backyard garden is a joint project

    Cabbage plants unfurled purple-tinted leaves in the garden behind Gayla Moseley’s house while a young rooster practiced its crowing. Once an empty lot, the land now resembles a tiny farmstead. …


  • Many indicators show more gardeners growing own food

    Wow, I’ve never seen vegetable starts and seeds fly off the store shelves so fast. I went looking for some of my favorites at the end of April thinking I …


  • Many indicators show more gardeners growing own food

    Wow, I’ve never seen vegetable starts and seeds fly off the store shelves so fast. I went looking for some of my favorites at the end of April thinking I …


  • Many indicators show more gardeners growing own food

    Wow, I’ve never seen vegetable starts and seeds fly off the store shelves so fast. I went looking for some of my favorites at the end of April thinking I …


  • Four new community gardens taking registrations

    This year, vegetable gardeners in Spokane will have another option for growing their own food. Four new community gardens are opening or under construction and accepting registration for beds. •The …


  • Four new community gardens taking registrations

    This year, vegetable gardeners in Spokane will have another option for growing their own food. Four new community gardens are opening or under construction and accepting registration for beds. •The …

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