Project MANA's gardens are in Incline Village, Kings Beach, and Truckee. These gardens serve as demonstration gardens showing the viability of high-altitude gardening, economic benefits of growing food, and encourage community involvement. Food harvested from the gardens is given to community members at Project MANA food distributions.
The Project MANA Truckee Community Garden, located at the Regional Park off of Estates Drive in Truckee, CA, produces vegetables, flowers, and herbs with over 800 square feet of raised beds, lined with hardware cloth, and covered with mini hoop houses. It has a pergola and picnic area, and is open to visitors at all times. For information on upcoming events and happenings, visit our Truckee Community Garden Facebook page.
The Kings Beach Community Garden, located on Rainbow Avenue at Secline Street in Kings Beach, CA, has 200 square feet of raised beds. It was started in 1997, when our office was at the Little Bear Cottages in Kings Beach. It is surrounded by murals painted by Cruz Zamarron, a local artist.
Within the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden, located on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV, Project MANA maintains three raised beds. For more information on memberships and gardening classes, visit the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden website.
Project MANA is currently supporting and helping to revitalize the Community Garden at the Regional Park on National Ave in Tahoe Vista, CA.
We provide classes at the gardens on a variety of topics, from composting and companion planting, to herb teas and omelettes. We also provide programs for school and youth groups at the gardens to encourage healthy interest about high altitude gardening and nutrition.
Volunteers are always welcome to assist with seasonal construction, planning, planting, maintenance, assistance in classes, and harvesting. For information on Community Gardens volunteer opportunities, see Volunteer.