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Idaho Plant-a-Row Project

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 our local food assistance facilities.

How to Help

Free seeds are available for pick up through the UI Extension, Kootenai County office:

  • Tuesday and Thursday
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Idaho Master Gardener’s office
    1808 E. 3rd Street, Coeur d’Alene

The volume of free seeds available to our community depends on how many pounds of fresh produce is grown and reported each year. We will email you when seeds are available. If you aren’t on our Idaho PAR email list, please email Kara Carleton at

We ask that half your harvest from these seeds be donated to local food assistance facilities.

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.

Community Action Partnership

  • Address: 4144 W. Industrial Loop, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
  • Phone: 208-664-8757
  • Days and Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4p.m.

The Altar Food Bank

  • Address: 901 E. Best Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 84814
  • Phone: 208-664-1453
  • Days and Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – noon & 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall

  • Address: 1317 1st Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
  • Phone: 208-664-3095
  • Days and Hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lake City Food Bank

  • Address: 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
  • Phone: 208-659-8773
  • Days and Hours: Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Roots Local Food Share (Community Roots)

  • Shared Harvest Community Garden
  • Address: 1004 E Foster Ave, Coeur d’Alene ID 83814
  • Phone: 208-667-9093
  • Days and Hours: Produce accepted Wednesday evenings beginning in July.

Hayden Senior Center

  • Address: 9428 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835
  • Phone: 208-762-7052
  • Days and Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Post Falls Food Bank

  • Address: 415 E. 3rd Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854
  • Phone: 208-773-0139
  • Days and Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Real Life Ministries Food Room

  • Address: 1866 N. Cecil Road, Post Falls, ID 83854
  • Phone: 208-446-2420
  • Days and Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Community Garden of the Master

  • Address: 4800 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
  • Phone: 208-446-4990
  • Days and Hours: Tuesday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Need help harvesting? Contact the Spokane Edible Tree Project to register your fruit trees and access gleaning teams.

Tracking pounds is critical for continuing and 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 and date of the donation to Kara Carleton.

Please email Kara Carleton at for more information.

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.

In 2011, our region was ranked No. 1 in the nation for pounds of produce donated. Please let us know if we can assist you in your efforts. Thank you for all you do!

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Kara Carleton

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator


University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: 208-446-1680

Fax: 208-446-1690


Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

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