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The success of Plant-a-Row relies on community involvement. Home gardeners, farmers, schools, places of worship, youth and community organizations, and area businesses can help make a difference for their neighbors in need by planting a row of seed and donating their surplus to Second Harvest and other local hunger-relief organizations in Spokane and North Idaho. In 2011, our region was ranked #1 in the nation for pounds of produce donated. Please let us know if we can assist you in your efforts, and thank you for all you do.
Contact Kara Carleton for more information.

Backyard Gardeners

Free seeds and free seedlings are available through the UI Extension, Kootenai County office. We will send you email notification when they are available. If you aren’t on our Idaho PAR email list, please email Kara Carleton.

 Thank you to the following sponsors of these efforts:




Please click on the logo to visit our sponsors – what a wonderful selection of seeds! Tell them you saw them here and appreciate their donation.

Produce Donation Sites
  • University of Idaho Extension
    Master Gardener Program
    1808 N. 3rd Street
    Coeur d’Alene ID 83814
    (208) 446-1680
    Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00PM  Year-round.
  • Hosted donation by The Roots Local Food Share and Shared Harvest Community Garden10th and Foster, downtown Coeur d’Alene Wednesday evenings 5:30 – 7:30PM  Mid-July to Mid- October

You are welcome to donate to a facility or site directly and we do ask you to please weigh your harvest and report it at the end of each month to Kara Carleton. Every pound counts.

Farms and Orchards

Farms and orchards can also plant an extra row to benefit Eastern Washington and North Idaho residents at risk of hunger. Because of the amount of food they grow, farmers and growers can make a big difference with just one row of fruit trees or vegetable plants aiding in the fight against hunger.

Need Help Harvesting?

We are happy to send fruit tree gleaning teams to your site to collect your harvest donation or harvest remaining fruit once you are finished with it. Email Kara Carleton for more details or to register your fruit trees.

Support Local Agriculture

Plant a Row and the Idaho Master Gardeners work with local farmers markets to collect unsold, wholesome produce for hunger-relief efforts within Kootenai County. The Idaho Master Gardeners partner with local organization The Roots Local Food Share. Roots will pick up donated produce from the Kootenai County farmers markets and deliver it to over 18 local facilities…all powered by bicycles and bicycle trailers.


Tracking pounds is critical for expanding our great program. Your donation will be weighed and you will receive a copy of the tax deductible receipt, giving you a $1.50 per pound tax deduction. If the donation site does not have receipts, please email your donation pounds, along with the name of the facility to Kara Carleton.


 September 6, 2013