Growing Food

Coralville Iowa Community Garden Food Pantry

For those who have expressed a desire to see more fresh, local produce offered at the pantry, there is once again an opportunity to help increase access to such food.  In 2013, the city of Coralville generously reserved two 10’x30′ garden plots for us in their community garden space.  With the help of food pantry volunteers and local gardening experts, we were able to grow and distribute over 420 lbs of fresh produce! For the 2014 growing season, we are partnering with the city once again to manage an even larger plot space. Please contact us if you would like to assist in planning or maintaining the garden plot.

Planning to do your own vegetable garden at home? CEFP will graciously accept any of your excess produce during the summer months. Just make sure to call or email in advance before you deliver your fresh fruits and vegetables to the food pantry.
Did you know that there is a new tax credit available in Iowa for gardeners who donate their produce? More information here.

For some great tips on growing your own food, visit our friends at Cultivate Iowa.

Learn about out our new Seed Library here.