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Des Moines County Master Gardeners Awarded Grant for Donation Garden

March 21, 2019

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 22 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. This is the fourth year mini-grant funds have been available, with more than $50,000 in grant money from the SNAP-Education program being distributed across the state.

The projects are focused on increasing food security and promoting healthy food access throughout Iowa.

Fruit & Vegetable Gardening 101

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Basic garden preparation, seed starting & selection, and pest and disease prevention in the home garden.

Produce Safety Alliance Training - Ottumwa

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’ 

Container Vegetable Gardening

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This class will cover best practices for growing vegetables in containers.