Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Donation Garden

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The Iowa State Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (NERF) was used as a site for a home demonstration donation garden. Iowa State NERF and ISU Extension and Outreach partnered to grow and donate fresh and wholesome produce to area food pantries. As both Floyd and Bremer County Extension Councils had chosen “Engaging Iowans in Food Supply, Safety, and Access” under the ISU Extension and Outreach Covid-19 Recovery Action Plan, this fit into their efforts and both county directors agreed to make this a joint program. Partial funding was provided by a Growing Together Iowa mini-grant. Growing Together is a multi-state SNAP-Ed donation garden project that increases access to fruits and vegetables, promotes healthy food access, and provides nutrition and gardening education to individuals and families who are food insecure.


How to Cite: Milius, L. , Lenth, R. & Pecinovsky, K. (2023) “Donation Garden”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2022(5).