Homer Soil and Water Conservation District

People's Garden Portal

Welcome to Homer Soil and Water's project to establish "People's Gardens" throughout the lower Kenai Peninsula, from Ninilchik south to communities across Kachemak Bay.  All designated People's Gardens have three things in common: they benefit their communities, they include sustainable practices, and they are collaborative.

Homer Soil and Water, in partnership with MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) of the Southern Kenai Peninsula (www.mappofskp.net), received a People's Garden grant from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  The People's Garden grant enabled us--with a collaborative oversight committee--to award a number of "micro-grants" to southern peninsula schools, nonprofits, and other community groups to help them establish their own People's Gardens.  Organizations selected to receive micro-grants to establish their gardens include:

Fireweed Elementary 
Flex High School       
Homer High School
West Homer Elementary
Homer Methodist Church
St. Augustine Episcopal
Homer Senior Center
Haven House
South Peninsula Hospital - Long Term Care
South Peninsula Behavioral Health Service (The Center)
Friends of the Homer Library
Homer Chamber of Commerce
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Old Town
Ninilchik Fair Grounds
Center for Alaska Coastal Studies
REC Room
Homer Farmers Market
Seldovia Village Tribe
Nanwalek Summer Youth Worker Program
Ninilchik Traditional Council
Anchor Point Girl Scout Troop 515

The links below provide information on People's Gardens. 
Welcome to Growing Healthy with People's Gardens!


Copyright, 2006-2013 Homer Soil and Water Conservation District