Boise’s Forgotten Pandemic

Photo Courtesy of Red Cross & CNN Red Cross volunteers respond to the Great Pandemic, 1918. Re-posting from our friends at The Blue Review to highlight the seriousness of flu seasons. Our North End connection is Olive Shawver who lived on N. 22nd and was the pandemic’s first Boise fatality. As the virus continues to become more…

Community Gardens

The following is a list of Community Gardens in and near the North End. Because the information is subject to change, please let us know if there are corrections needed. Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS)2995 N. Five Mile Road, Boise, ID 83713www.boiseurbangardenschool.org208-376-3006 | bugsadmin@cityofboise.orgEducational Program for youth 10-16 years old Downtown Teaching Farm12th & Fort StreetAli Ward…

Walking the North End

Walkability In urban design, walkability is the measure of the overall walking conditions in an area. Factors which are commonly part of walkability studies include land use mix, street connectivity, residential density (residential units per area of residential use), and retail floor area ratio. Other factors which are also believed to affect walkability include access…