There is nothing better during these cold gray Iowa winter days than dreaming about planting your own herbs, flowers and vegetables. If you don’t have a garden but always wanted one OR you used to garden but don’t have the space OR you just want to try a new hobby OR meet new friends then the Altoona Community Garden is just what you need!
2015 garden plots are now available for rent – $10 for a 6 ft. x 6 ft. plots and $35 for a 15 ft. by 6 ft. plots. See our Community Garden tab for all the garden details and application.
You can also sponsor a community giving plot. Last year almost 1200 pounds of produce was donated to the Altoona Caring Hands Food Pantry, Altoona Senior Meal Site, Youth Emergency Shelter and other area shelters and food pantries. What a great way to give to those in need – a truly labor of love! Find out more about sponsorship at our Community Gardening tab.
The Altoona Community Garden will be hosting some awesome events this year all of which will be open to gardeners and the general public including another fundraising Farmer’s Market! Schedule to be announced soon.
Community Gardeners reap the benefits of:
- Stress Relief
- Boosted Moods
- Fresh Air
- Feelings of Reward
- Connect and meet neighbors
- Money Savings
- Good Nutrition
- Moderate Activity
- Decreased risk of dementia
- Luscious Fresh Vegetables & Herbs
- Increased Vitamin D from the sunshine