Gardening to Give

Gardening to Give

Feed your club, community, country, and world with monthly, hands-on, and research-based activities and learning opportunities focused on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and abilities. By working together across the state to grow gardens, we can not only provide food for our loved ones, but we can donate our harvest to food pantries while engaging in the gardening experience. We are working across Extension to share information and learning opportunities for all of Iowa, and Gardening to Give is the youth-focused program for this opportunity.

The Gardening to Give program will run from March 15th-October 30th, 2021. Register for gardening and growing research-based monthly activities and learning information. Consider connecting with your local Extension Office to get horticulture information. Register here.

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April Lesson 1: Garden Journaling
A garden journal is a great way to stay organized throughout your gardening experience. A garden journal helps track the progress from seed to harvest. 

April Lesson 2: Ways to Garden
Did you know about the different ways you can garden? Or have you thought about some of the things you need to consider when selecting the way you would like to garden?

April Lesson 3: Planting Seeds
​​​​​​​It is time to plant your seeds in the garden. Before planting in your garden, you will need to check on the frost date in your area for your garden. This date caries depending on where you live. 

April Lesson 4: Planning Your Space
​​​​​​​Planning is key to a successful garden. Take some time to utilize the worksheet in your initial stages of dreaming your summer garden.

Pledge your hands to larger service by growing a garden with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa 4-H Youth Development. Weekly challenges and learning information will come to your inbox after registering.

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