Grow Another Row, Cass County!

 
 
Join farmers and gardeners across Cass County in growing food to share with others!

 
Sharing food builds community! Share fresh, local produce across Cass County this summer by planting an extra row (or 3!)  in your garden. 
 
Sign up for “Grow Another Row, Cass County!” newsletter updates and we’ll keep you updated on where to drop off and pick up available fresh produce.

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Want to help "Grow Another Row" this summer? Grow Another Row is seeking a Program Coordinator for 2021. This temporary position is made possible through AmeriCorps funding. The coordinator will manage produce donations and distributions throughout Cass County. This is a temporary position from April-November, and Cass County ISU Extension is seeking to fill the position immediately. Interested individuals should visit this page for more information and to apply

FAQ:
 
  • Q: Who can join?

    • A: Anyone can join! Whether you’ve been farming/gardening for years, or you’re just trying your hand at gardening, we welcome you to join us.
  • Q: What should I grow?

    • A: We accept all edible produce, but have the most demand for: tomatoes, zucchini, squash, potatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, melons, cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beans. Check out the publications below on suggested donation items, and also the resources on how to grow/donate safely!
  • Q: I’m new to vegetable gardening, but would like to participate. Where can I get help getting started?

    • Check out our grower resources below. If you’d like to talk with someone, contact Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at bhoegh@iastate.edu or 712-249-5870. She will put you in contact with a Garden Champion on our team.
  • Q: Where can I drop off or pick up fresh produce?

    • A: We will have sites available around Cass County for growers and eaters to connect! We are currently identifying sites for 2021. In the meantime, if you have produce please donate to our Cass County food pantries.

Click here to find a list of local pantries and contact information

Grower Resources- Download free PDFs from ISU Extension on the following topics:
Resources for Planning and Planting Your Garden

Best Practices for Growing, Harvesting and Handling Donated Produce

 

Check out videos, garden resources and more on the ISU Extension Sow, Grow, Eat, Keep Website! Click for Details!
 

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting weekly Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep "quickinars"- 5 to15 minute online lessons of seasonally appropriate topics for the garden, food preparation and food preservation. More videos and resources added each week!
 
Contact: For more information on “Grow Another Row, Cass County!” contact Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at bhoegh@iastate.eduor 712-249-5870.

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