Healthy Cass County Launches “Grow Another Row, Cass County!”

Grow Another Row Cass County
Healthy Cass County encourages farmers and gardeners to grow a little more food this year. “Grow Another Row, Cass County!” is a campaign to encourage residents to grow and share more food in 2020. The campaign is launching now to address food challenges created by COVID-19, as more people are finding themselves needing a little extra help keeping food on the table.
 
“These are scary times,” comments Master Gardener LaVon Eblen, “but we have a strong tradition of offering help in emergencies.”
 
The time is now. “As farmers and gardeners are beginning to plant, now is a perfect time to plant more to share,” comments Farm to School supporter Sue Riggs.
 
The Healthy Cass County Food Access Team is currently working to identify food donation sites across the county, and plans to offer multiple sites for donation each week. The group will also distribute the donated produce across the county and is working to identify pickup sites as well. “We want everyone in Cass County to have access to local produce this summer,” comments Riggs.
 
For more information on the program and to register for the newsletter, visit the Program Web Page

 

The Healthy Cass County Healthy Foods Access Team is spearheading this project with support from a range of partners, including Cass County Extension, the Cass County Local Food Policy CouncilProduce in the ParkCass County Master Gardeners and more.
 
 
“Whether you’re an experienced farmer, or looking to try gardening for the first time, we hope you’ll sign up for our newsletter and join us in growing—and sharing—a little more food this year,” says Master Gardener Cathy Booth.
 
Healthy Cass County is a community-focused volunteer network formed to promote the health and well-being of Cass County residents. Follow Healthy Cass County on Facebook @HealthyCassCounty (https://www.facebook.com/HealthyCassCounty/). Reach out to Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at bhoegh@iastate.edu or call 712-249-5870 more information.
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