Growing Together Demonstration Gardens

From 2016 to 2018, SNAP-Education funds were used to create demonstration gardens planted for donation to food pantries. 4574 pounds of fresh produce were donated to food pantries in 2018.  In 2017, six donation gardens were planted at Iowa State University Research Farms around the state, donating 11,454 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries.  In 2016, seven donation gardens grew and donated over 9,000 pounds of produce to nearby food pantries. 

Watch a video about the donation gardens here.

Learn more about the 2016 demonstration garden results here.