The 5B Resilient program enhances access to climate action resources, increases community and individual skills that promote self-reliance, increases visibility of existing and new opportunities for resilience related action, and cultivates resource sharing, collaborative events and education opportunities
We launched 5B Resilience Gardens in the spring of 2020, during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our hope, in collaboration with other organizations, was to bring together a passionate community of gardeners within Blaine County with an intentional focus on resilience.
In two years, 5B Resilience Gardens was able to make the following impacts:
Turned over 30,000 pounds of food waste into compost through community collaborations
Participating 5B Resilience Gardens donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to community members in need
Engaged hundreds of youth in composting and climate literacy curriculum
Involved hundreds of community members through educational webinars
Attendees of events asked for information about water, energy, home skills, and so much more. We saw an opportunity to build on the 5B Resilience Gardens initiative and create a more comprehensive program that touches on all pillars of community resilience. Through the sharing of resources and skills, 5B Resilient will help create a more engaged, self-reliant and knowledgeable community.