The mission of the HomeFront Community Garden Program is to:
- Alleviate food insecurity among the low-income community of Billings by providing gardening opportunities.
- Empower people to gain the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy nutritional choices.
- Foster a sense of community.
We envision a community in which all residents have access to nutrient-dense, wholesome foods, garden opportunities and community support.
Community Garden locations
Whitetail Run Garden: This 7,000-square-foot garden is located at the Whitetail Run Apartments in the Heights. It offers 50 plots for individuals/families, children and communal use. It also features an herb bed, an Americans with Disability Act-approved bed and a pumpkin patch. Located next to a park, this garden is the primary site for many of HomeFront’s summer events and parties.
Pleasantview Garden: This garden features 20 standing, raised beds for Pleasantview Apartments’ elderly population. Three in-ground community beds were also added in 2014 to offer residents strawberries, potatoes, rhubarb and wildflowers.
St. John’s Garden: This garden began with two raised beds in 2013. Two additional beds were added in 2014. Residents at the St. John’s Apartments may communally harvest tomatoes, peas, pumpkins, salad greens and flowers.
Fill out an application and submit it to HomeFront if you’d like to have a garden plot.
HomeFront is always in need of help from the Billings community. There is something for everyone, from basic garden care to leading classes on gardening, nutrition or cooking.
If you have the skills, knowledge and time to share, we welcome your help!
Fill out an application and submit it to HomeFront if you’d like to volunteer in the garden or serve on the Community Garden Advisory Committee.
For questions, concerns, or ideas, please contact Teddi Shorten at (406) 237-1911, or [email protected].