Garden Project

Growing more than vegetables

Growing your own food can be an incredibly rewarding activity. Turning bare soil and tiny plants into abundant gardens provides people with a great feeling of accomplishment and awesome additions to their dinner tables. The Garden Project enlists volunteers to build small, raised-bed gardens for low-income individuals and families. We provide all the necessary materials, including growing guides and garden mentors.

Each year we install more than two dozen gardens so local folks can grow their own produce at home. These gardens generate great food and so much more.

The Garden Project reconnects community members to the source of their food. From back yard to kitchen table—the food chain has never been shorter, easier, and more nutritious.

Together, we’ll grow nutritious food and community from the ground up.

Seeking 2014 Garden Volunteers--Would you like to help folks grow their own fresh food at home? If you're interested in being a GP builder, come by the food bank or call Julia (see number listed below). If you'd like to help as a GP mentor, click here for more info. 

Want a copy of our Garden Project Growing Guide as a resource for your home garden? Click here! And for gardening news and other helpful tips, click here for the latest edition of The Garden Beet newseltter.

If you have any questions, please contact Garden Project Coordinator Julia Raider at 360.393.2838 or at

This project is supported by Whatcom Community Foundation’s Sustainable Whatcom Fund.

Helping people grow their own nutritious food at home.

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