Category Archives: Initiatives

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

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 … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Use Unique Produce from Bountiful Basket Items & Bonus Recipes

Almost every Bountiful Baskets distribution day we find a unique item in our basket and for most of us we think huh …. what do I do with this?? This new series will give you tips on storage, peeling, freezing, general ideas and bonus recipes. Continue reading

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Feast on Your Garden Produce All Year Round – Learn the Safest Methods of Freezing, Dehydrating & Canning

Would you like to feast on your garden produce all year round? Learn about the safest methods of •Freezing •Dehydrating •Water-bath canning •Pressure canning •Pickling •Making Jams and Salsas with your garden harvest or CSA deliveries! Sign up for your … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar – The Community Garden is Holding a Farmers Market Fundraising Event

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Community Garden Events

     POLK COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE GARDEN EVENT TOPICS  Monday, May 12th – Seasons from the Garden – Herbs are easy to grow and preserve. Using herbs in cooking can reduce sodium consumption and the risk of hypertension.  Sample fresh … Continue reading

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Building a Community Garden

Last Wednesday was an especially gratifying day as four city staff, sixteen FFA students and four garden committee members prepared our community garden.  It seemed overwhelming when we started at 8:00 AM today but by 2:00 pm

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Registration for the Altoona Community Garden Now Open – Hurry First Come First Serve

The Community Garden is OPENING April 21st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (weather permitting) so GET YOUR APPLICATION in for your plot(s) NOW – Applications are being taken on a first come first serve basis! ***See bottom of post for larger version of … Continue reading

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Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op

Would you like to have access to a basket of affordable fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables every two weeks? The Healthy Altoona Partnership wants to bring a Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op distribution site to Altoona. We need your help … Continue reading

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