For the second year, volunteers from the Sandpoint Transition Initiative are coordinating activities at the Sandpoint Community Garden. This year's garden, members of the STI Food Group explained, promises to be bigger and more bountiful than Year One, which delivered a harvest that overflowed from family dinner tables until it eventually filled the shelves and refrigerators of local assistance groups.
The plan got off the ground — or in the ground, to be more precise — when the city of Sandpoint donated about a third of an acre of unused lawn space adjacent to Dub's Field. The garden then took shape as rectangles of cardboard were laid out and then covered with mulch and soil.
By summer, the place had been transformed from field to farm plot.