Location: 1657 River Road, just west of the Russell Street Bridge
Highlights: Community gathering area, large scale compost system, production farm onsite.
Established in 1997, this site is where it all began for Garden City Harvest. What began as a small community garden, is now home to many more community garden plots and a farm that includes Volunteer for Veggies program, a summer CSA share program and a winter CSA share program offering produce good for canning, freezing, and storing over winter. A green oasis just off Russell Street, River Road bustles in the spring, summer and fall with farmers, volunteers, community gardeners, CSA members, and a flock of chickens. In 2014, Garden City Harvest purchased River Road thanks to generous donors and City of Missoula's Open Space funding. This was the first time Open Space funding was used to help secure an urban farm and community gardens!
Each of Garden City Harvest's 10 community gardens provides participants with a garden plot, tools, water, manure, straw, compost, and educational resources to help them grow their own food. With a little bit of patience and a lot of persistence, gardening means self-sufficiency, pride, and the taste of a homegrown tomato.
Learn more about our Community Gardens and Neighborhood Farms by visiting our website. http://www.gardencityharvest.org