First Friday in the Garden!

Have you heard?! Next Friday (August 4th), we are teaming up with our garden partner, St. Patrick and Providence Hospital, to host a First Friday event in the garden!

The Providence Center Garden is a special aspect of the community garden program at Garden City Harvest. Each year, it is planted, tended and harvested by Community Garden Coordinators. The garden is intended for the use of patients, hospital staff, and  the community to enjoy and heal. Additionally, all of the food grown on site is donated to the Food Bank or sold as a part of the Prescription Veggie Program.

At this special First Friday event, we’ll have garden fresh snacks, refreshments, an art installation, and live music by St. Pat’s own staff person, Walt Pedersen, and his band “Desiderada.” We want to bring the community together and celebrate the Providence Center Garden.  All are welcome!

Local artist, Jewell Case, will have her free-standing murals titled: “Addicted to Grandeur: A Retrospective of Wrangling on America’s Public Lands” placed throughout the garden. These vivid paintings depict  the landscapes and tradition of backcountry horsemanship in Alaska, the Grand Canyon, and Montana Wilderness. The opening will also include storytelling and interpretation of the history of Glacier National Park from a trail guide’s perspective.

Jewell explains, “I convey scenes which are memories and renditions of my explorations in the wilderness and public lands of the U.S.” Jewell has worked as trail crew, wrangler, horse packer and outfitter for the last seven years. Currently, she is a wrangler outside of Glacier National Park. Most of her paintings are made in one or two sittings along the trail and carried in her backpack with all other essentials of camping.

The Providence Garden is located at 902 N. Orange Street, behind the Providence Center. For more event details, check out the Facebook event here or contact Emily at Emily@gardencityharvest.org with any questions.

Hope to see you there!