Welcome to the Gathering Garden

A program of Kootenai Environmental Alliance


We are an educational grow space organized by a group of dirt loving, artistic living, whole systems thinking individuals. We gather in spirit of restoration and shared learning, existing at the confluence of a partnership between Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) and North Idaho College (NIC).

Our mission is to serve as an outdoor classroom, to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living.

For nearly 50 years KEA has worked to conserve, protect, and restore the environment with emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle and the Coeur d’Alene basin. The organization has always held that an informed public is essential to safeguarding our environment. The Gathering Garden is a visual testament to the many benefits of experiential  education through restoration and stewardship.