GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County SNAP and WIC clients who would like to grow their own edible garden at home may be able to receive a free garden kit, the Edible Prairie Project announced.
People can pick up kits from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. May 23 at the Edible Prairie Project Center, 617 N. Hwy 14-16. They need to present their SNAP or WIC card when they pick up the kit. A friend or a family member is permitted to pick up the kit on behalf of the recipient.
Edible Prairie Project, a Gillette nonprofit, seeks to cultivate a fair, resilient and sustainable community food system that promotes thriving rural communities by supporting independent family-scale agriculture through education, food production and food distribution.
The garden kits typically include starter plants, seeds, tomato cages and a garden plan complete with planting and harvesting tips and tricks. The Edible Prairie Project can’t currently offer a vegetable selection option, but a share table will be available on pick up days for customers who would like to trade.
Garden kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the spring 2023 planting season. The Edible Prairie Project may donate the kit of anyone who misses the pickup and doesn’t send a friend or family member on their behalf. Individuals who don’t show up won’t be able to receive a kit in spring 2024.
Those who would like a kit to grow an edible garden at home can register here.