Gardening

Eat Greater Des Moines will support your local gardens at schools, communities, churches or corporate giving gardens in several ways. We seek to help connect funders and volunteers to growers, as well as to identify and connect resources to growers to keep their gardens thriving. Our main goal is to work to support and keep these local gardens successful and sustainable. 

Garden Resources

Community Garden Start Up Guide – Quick Guide

Community Garden Start Up Guide – Full Version

A Garden for Every School 

Gardens

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Title: Agape Garden
Agape Garden
Garden Type: Faith Garden
Location Hint: Faith Chapel of Ankeny First United Methodist Church at 7384 NW 16th Street in Ankeny. It is close by John Deere.
Contact Name: Craig Crist, Andrea Boutghton, Mike Orthel
Phone: 515-577-8260
Email Address: cwcrist@aol.com, paul.e.boughton@gmail.com, mojomath@gmail.com
Title: Aldersgate UMC Community Garden
Aldersgate UMC Community Garden
Garden Type: Faith Garden
Contact Name: Theresa Constable
Phone:
Email Address: theresa@aldersgatedsm.org
Title: Altoona Community Garden
Altoona Community Garden
Garden Type: Community Garden
Location Hint: Located in the far southwest corner of the park across from the wee ball fields. Can be accessed from 15th Street SW.
Contact Name: Terri Henkels
Phone:
Email Address: healthyaltoona@gmail.com
Title: Ankeny Community Garden
Ankeny Community Garden
Garden Type: Community Garden
Location Hint: Near the Kirkendall Public Library
Contact Name: Steve Butzen, Jan Vanderwerf
Phone:
Email Address: Steve.Butzen@outlook.com; j-rvanderwerf@msn.com
Title: Bidwell Riverside Center
Bidwell Riverside Center
Garden Type: Other Garden
Location Hint: In front of the pantry building, behind the daycare playground
Contact Name: Missy Reams, Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager
Phone: 515.244.6251 Option 5
Email Address: mreams@bidwellriverside.org
Title: Capitol View Elementary School Garden
Capitol View Elementary School Garden
Garden Type: School Garden
Contact Name:
Phone: 515-242-8402 (school number)
Email Address:
Title: Carver Community School Garden
Carver Community School Garden
Garden Type: School Garden
Location Hint: The school garden is located on the east side of the school building.
Contact Name: Jill Burnett-Requist
Phone:
Email Address: jill.burnettrequist@dmschools.org
Title: Catholic Charities Community Garden
Catholic Charities Community Garden
Garden Type: Community Garden
Location Hint: The garden is located at our Food Pantry.
Contact Name: Leslie Vander Molen
Phone: 515-262-7290
Email Address: LVanDerMolen@catholiccharitiesdm.org
Title: Central College Garden
Central College Garden
Garden Type: School Garden
Location Hint: Located on the campus of Central College
Contact Name: Jim Zaffiro
Phone:
Email Address: zaffiroj@central.edu
Title: Bountiful Blessings School Garden
Bountiful Blessings School Garden
Garden Type: School Garden
Contact Name: Jill Curry
Phone: 515-285-3346
Email Address: jcurry@cksdesmoines.com
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