Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 28° Cloudy

Down To Earth

Spokane’s Community Gardens Season Kick-Off on Saturday

Citizens are invited to join in the season kick-off for Spokane’s Community Gardens at Grant Park Community Garden, 10th & Arthur, from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow. The scheduled speakers are Mayor David Condon, Council President Stuckart, Director of Parks Leroy Eadie, and Grant Park Garden leader Brian Estes

At tomorrow's event, citizens can:

  • Sign Up for a plot at one of the City of Spokane’s Community Gardens.
  • Learn how to construct raised beds.
  • Exchange seeds
  • Talk with other folks about what they are planting this year

There are five community gardens on City of Spokane property, along with a number of others within the community. Gardens on City property include the

  • Grant Park Community Garden.
  • Earth Turners Community Garden in Peaceful Valley at 1400 W. Water Avenue.
  • East Central Community Garden, at South Ralph & East Hartson.
  • Hillyard Pumphouse Community Garden, at North Crestline & East Hoffman.
  • The Commons Community Garden, at 33rd Avenue and Lamont Street.


The Spokesman had a nice story about Community Gardens on city property. A few years ago, the idea was proposed by Lori Kinnear, former City Councilman Richard Rush's aide. “It’s just so nice to watch it all come together. So many people have worked so hard to make this happen,” Kinnear said. “For me, personally, to get to this point was a labor of love.” Read the full story HERE.




The project was organized in cooperation with WSU Extension, Spokane City Parks and Recreation, the City’s Environmental Programs, and the Spokane Regional Health District. For more information and a list of community gardens, go to

Down To Earth

The DTE blog is committed to reporting and sharing environmental news and sustainability information from across the Inland Northwest.