The Revelstoke Downtown Community Garden - a partnership between the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative, Revelstoke United Church and the Columbia Basin Trust.
In May of 2010 the Revelstoke United Church proudly partnered with the North Columbia Environmental Society to create Revelstoke's Downtown Community Garden (DCG). Through a lot of hard work, donated time and money, shared knowledge and resources, and additional funding gratefully acknowledged from the Columbia Basin Trust, the DCG began as an affirmation of the principles of community involvement, teaching, and social justice. It is also an effort to model principles of sustainability, conservation and an awareness of issues regarding human health and wellness. Originally a committee of the NCES, the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative became its own society in 2015 and still collaborates with the NCES.
During the summer of 2018 the downtown garden will host the Little Sprouts Kids Summer Gardening Program through the LFI. The food grown by local kids will primarily be donated to the local food bank and church soup kitchen—all done without the use of damaging chemical pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers. In addition to growing food, the site will be an opportunity to teach local kids about composting, seed saving, square foot gardening techniques, soil health, and food preservation. One of the beds will also be dedicated to flowers as a space to encourage local pollinators. The Little Sprouts Summer Gardening Program is FREE and open to all local children, focused on ages 4-9.