Dallas County residents are invited to participate in Cultivate Iowa, an initiative that promotes food security and improves the health of our community by increasing access to garden produce. Plant a garden for you and your family to enjoy, and donate a portion of your fresh produce to participating local food pantries including the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 24899 270th Street, Adel; Waukee Area Christian Services, 1155 SE Boone Dr, Waukee; and New Opportunities Dallas County Family Development Center/Perry Area Food Pantry, 2814 1st Ave., Perry.
Gardens can be planted in the ground, containers, or raised beds. Pantry favorites include green beans, berries, snap peas, melons, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower, peppers, and squash. To learn more, please visit www.cultivateiowa.org.