GROWLING GARDEN

GROW WITH A GROWL

aka GROWLING GARDEN   |   POCATELLO, ID   |  https://growlinggarden.org/

Mission

To inspire healthier communities by connecting people to real food.

Notes from the nonprofit

2,468 people helped in the year of 2020, we did delivery door drop off to anyone that need food.

Ruling year info

2019

president

FRANK goldberg

Main address

294 JEFFERSON AVE

POCATELLO, ID 83201 USA

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EIN

83-2067935

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

we would like to put in a new hydroponics system in, replace of basic garden tools, be able to fix/repair or make new growing boxes/trellis, buy different kind of plant seeds or plants, buy fruit trees, fix or replace old garden signs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GROWLING GARDEN

WE CAN DO THIS AND MORE IF YOU WILL HELP
It's been a tough year for most of us. But we managed to rebuild the giving garden for our town. In which that grows the organic food we give out for free.
We didn't accomplish all we wanted to - or need to. We did grow an amazing amount!
What we did:
-- Laid out rows of 3 tier growing boxes, we have 135 companion growing areas. Each box can grow 3 different companion plants. “example of companion plants Beans, corn, peas”
-- We grow free vegetables for hundreds of families and individuals, From September 23 2019 to November 22,2020, for example, we grew over 837pounds of carrots, green beans, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash to name just a few. Those went home with over 2,030 people. Next year, we can do so much more once we add in some of the other growing boxes!
-- Built a shed to keep our tools and supplies safe. We have another one (same size and better) on the way. We will be putting a loft or two in the new one for small light equipment.
-- we offer free Lawn Maintenance to theses that can not do it them self.
-- We offer free bee classes to community members, we set up a part of our garden for 7 bee hives, and planted shrubs and flower borders, pollinator habitat, and beauty. We began making friends with different families from the neighborhood.
People from the neighborhood come by too. They love to see what's fresh vegetables are growing.
OUR GARDEN SUSTAINS BOTH PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
We don't just grow food and community -- we also take care of our environment. We have bees, because pollination produces far more, better vegetables. Our hives and our native bee nesting areas help protect endangered pollinators. Plus, when our hives get big, we'll have honey to share with neighbors, and our wonderful donors
YOUR DONATION will help achieve these top priorities for 2021:
1. Fruit trees and a strawberry bed
2 bee supplies: build two Long Langstroth Hive 90.00 for both hives, 9" Deep Plastic Frames DOUBLE Waxed - 52 pack White
4. rent, water, electric, heat greenhouse, general bills for day to day operations= $ 6,000
4. We need raised beds for the giving garden, this means lumber and related materials:
5. We also want lumber to build garden growing boxes for kids to take home with them so they can grow their own food.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Pounds of produce distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

GROWLING GARDEN

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

we had only 4 people helping to grow and maintaining the crops.

Pounds of produce grown

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

GROWLING GARDEN

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

2016: We where a brand new garden. 2017: was the first year we stared to give out free produce. 2018: working out box placement to get the best crop we can. the numbers are for lbs. we grow.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GROWLING GARDEN

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GROWLING GARDEN

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

we are trying to help the community on how to learn to eat a good diet and nutrition values. Our efforts to combat all ages facing hunger, unhealthy eating habits, and be a helping hand for people to work and learn.

impact of a community gardening project on vegetable intake, food security

by providing fresh, safe, free herbs, fruits and vegetables. increase sense of wellness. getting people active, which improves overall physical health. Humans, plants and animals can all benefit from urban agriculture since it creates habitats and improves the ecology of the area
we all so do free lawn mowing for ones that need help, In extreme cases we help with pet food.

we have 135 growing containers in the garden with allow us to grow organic produce. to give out too alll who ned it,

The know how to make environmentally friendly compost by reduction garden/ yard waste.

1.we got free unwanted safe wood from places around Pocatello Idaho, and handmade the growing boxes. We found two companies that helped with fabric growing pots we have 135 growing containers in the garden

2. We table harvested the seeds from organic vegetables, in witch we grow many gentians of plants to make sure that the plant was an organic as we could grow them.

3. we used a wide spinning sprinkler and placed them on a stand about 5 feet off the ground to efficiently water the garden.

4.we put a compost bin in the garden and used safe untreated lawn waste and we do not buy soil from stores. We let nature do the composting for us.

5. we put up no spray signs all around the grounds of the garden

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    As a food bank we also offer a free giving garden, what we grow we give out for free to all who need fresh organic food. we deliver to those that can not come and pick up. We offer free gardening and honey bee classes, free Lawn Maintenance to those that can not do it them self.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, facebook,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    our garden tags were to small for some people, we got a large donation of store shelve signs and made fixed them to be used in the garden so we can have large plant tags.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, our volunteers when they come and help,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GROWLING GARDEN

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

frank goldberg


Board co-chair

heather golberg

GROWLING GARDEN

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/3/2021,

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