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” in 2019. The fruits and vegetables grown in the garden each season are available for FREE to Peoples Clinic patients.
The garden is on the east side of the clinic near our garage. You can see it when driving down Franklin Street! In 2019, cauliflower, collard greens, cabbage, onions, potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, kale, green peppers, jalapenos, habanero peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, zucchini, squash, and carrots were planted.
2019 Produce Distribution Schedule
- The garden is done producing for the year, so no more produce distribution days will be held. Check back next spring for details on our 2020 garden plans and distribution days!
When distribution days are held, 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.
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: