Chase Away the Winter Blues by Renting Your Community Garden Plot Now!

IMG_6392 2There 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 AltoonGarden Sponsora 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 IMG_63342the general public including another fundraising Farmer’s Market! Schedule to be announced soon.

Community Gardeners reap the benefits of:

  • Tranquility
  • Stress Relief
  • Boosted Moods
  • Fresh Air
  • Feelings of Reward
  • Connect and meet neighbors
  • Money Savings
  • Good NutritionIMG_6389 2
  • Moderate Activity
  • Decreased risk of dementia
  • Luscious Fresh Vegetables & Herbs
  • Increased Vitamin D from the sunshine

About Terri Henkels

Over 15 years of service in public health including Director of the Polk County Health Department until retirement. A Volunteer facilitating the Healthy Altoona Partnership.
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