Learn About & Support Peoples Garden

We want to make sure our patients and their families have access to nutritious foods that lead to healthy eating! That is why we started the “Peoples Garden” at the clinic. Once the garden starts growing fruits and vegetables each season, these items are available for FREE to Peoples Clinic patients.

Learn more about the garden by reading this article or watch this interview with KWWL!

The garden is on the east side of the clinic near our garage. You can see it when driving down Franklin Street! So far in 2019, cauliflower, collard greens, cabbage, onions, potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, kale, green peppers, jalapenos, habanero peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, and carrots have been planted.

2019 Produce Distribution Schedule

  • Friday, September 13 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, September 17 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 20 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 23 – 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 1 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 4 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Produce can be picked up in the Main Lobby of Peoples Community Health Clinic. No appointment required. All produce is available for free to Peoples Clinic patients. Produce will be given out until it is gone. Table will close early if there is no more produce to hand out.

This project is being conducted in partnership with faculty and students of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education along with AmeriCorps. Education about and recipes using different produce from the garden is provided by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach.


Planting First Crops
Garden Timeline
Peoples Garden Donations

Support the Peoples Garden

Help us add COLOR to our patients’ diets by supporting the “Peoples Garden!” Consider making a donation to the garden, which will provide FREE fruits and vegetables to our patients for many summers to come. Any gift, big or small, is appreciated:

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Donation Total: $20.00