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 РQuick 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: Next to the Faith Chapel
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: Karen Varley
Email Address: varleyfarm@gmail.com
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
Email Address: healthyaltoona@gmail.com
Title: Amos Hiatt Middle School and Community Garden
Amos Hiatt Middle School and Community Garden
Garden Type: School Garden
Location Hint: Just east of Amos Hiatt Middle School
Contact Name: Meliisa Boyer-Sunga
Phone: 515-255-7774
Email Address: melissa.boyer-sunga@dmschools.org
Title: Ankeny Community Garden
Ankeny Community Garden
Garden Type: Community Garden
Location Hint: Near the Kirkendall Public Library
Contact Name: Leslie Owen
Phone: 515-963-3570
Title: Bidwell Riverside Center
Bidwell Riverside Center
Garden Type: Other Garden
Contact Name: Ami Turk, Missy Reams (primary)
Phone: 515-244-6251 ex 5 (Reams) 515-244-6251 ex 7 (Turk)
Email Address: aturk@bidwellriverside.org; mreams@bidwellriverside.org
Title: Booneville Trailer Park Garden
Booneville Trailer Park Garden
Garden Type: Community Garden
Contact Name: Holly Adams
Email Address: hollyladamsvm@gmail.com
Title: Capitol View Elementary School Garden
Capitol View Elementary School Garden
Garden Type: School Garden
Phone: 515-242-8402 (school number)
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
Email Address: jill.burnettrequist@dmschools.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
Email Address: zaffiroj@central.edu
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