The Jordan Street Garden was founded in 2009 by members of the Veterans Park Neighborhood association. They decided to convert a vacant lot into a garden.
It is conveniently located near the Davis Park apartments where many refugees live. The garden serves around 15 families including African, Eastern European, Bhutanese, and Syrian families, and has a communal and a children’s garden, too. This garden serves many moms and kids, who are able to walk to the garden from home.
Reaching beyond refugees now calling Boise home, it’s become a melting pot of gardeners and volunteers from right here in Boise and all around the world.
The Jordan Street Garden falls under the umbrella of Global Gardens, a program of the Idaho Office for Refugees.