Farm Spotlight: Courage to Grow Farms

Phillip and Shaneese started Courage to Grow Farms just this year with the vision of impacting their community with greater access to local produce. They also hope to use farming as a medium to mentor youth in the Hillyard neighborhood and foster business management and marketing skills. Courage to Grow Farms is committed to zero waste and uses all compostable packaging. Goals for this year include getting a licence to process goods such as hummus, salsa, and pesto. Courage to Grow Farms grows baby root vegetables, lettuce, microgreens, and much more. Find their produce in future LINC Boxes and say hello at the Emerson Garfield, Hillyard, and West Plains farmers markets!

Phillip, Shaneese, and family of Courage to Grow Farms.

Phillip, Shaneese, and family of Courage to Grow Farms.

Gleaning Beds : Community members can stop by and harvest from these beds in Phillip and Shaneese’s front yard! They hope to fill their entire front lawn with gleaning beds.

Gleaning Beds : Community members can stop by and harvest from these beds in Phillip and Shaneese’s front yard! They hope to fill their entire front lawn with gleaning beds.

Earlier this year, the entire back yard was lawn. Now it’s growing produce for Phillip and Shaneese’s family, community, and local restaurants!

Earlier this year, the entire back yard was lawn. Now it’s growing produce for Phillip and Shaneese’s family, community, and local restaurants!

Courage to Grow covered their back deck to make a greenhouse.

Courage to Grow covered their back deck to make a greenhouse.

Inside the greenhouse, these tomatoes are all propagated from branches of other tomato plants.

Inside the greenhouse, these tomatoes are all propagated from branches of other tomato plants.

Phillip and Shaneese in their rows of tomatoes. Hanging tomatoes on a line makes picking easier and helps to keep away diseases like blight.

Phillip and Shaneese in their rows of tomatoes. Hanging tomatoes on a line makes picking easier and helps to keep away diseases like blight.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

The walk-in cooler was made of almost entirely recycled materials!

The walk-in cooler was made of almost entirely recycled materials!

Courage to Grow is a multi-site farm, located in the Hillyard Neighborhood, Spokane Valley, and West Plains. This plot is located in Spokane Valley.

Courage to Grow is a multi-site farm, located in the Hillyard Neighborhood, Spokane Valley, and West Plains. This plot is located in Spokane Valley.