5B Resilience Gardens

A community-wide collaboration designed to increase community food production for personal and community resilience.


5B Resilience Gardens

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Facilitated by the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, 5B Resilience Gardens is a community-wide collaboration involving Wood River Seed Library, University of Idaho Extension & 4-H, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, Wood River Community YMCA, Wood River Land Trust, Upper Big Wood River Grange, and various community members.

Across the globe, interest in backyard food production is soaring. Google searches for “growing vegetables” are higher than ever before, seed companies are selling out, and consumers are concerned with empty supermarket shelves. As we work to enhance our local food security, gardening plays a key role in personal and community resilience. While existing efforts to promote gardening exist within our community, there isn’t a collaborative effort among organizations or entities working in this space, nor a community-wide campaign to increase gardening activities for personal and community resilience.


  • Broaden community access to local gardening resources
  • Enhance visibility of existing and new gardens throughout the community
  • Cultivate a vibrant gardening community through resource sharing, collaborative events, and education opportunities
  • Boost individual organizational impact through collaborative partnerships

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