Cedar Valley Grows
Creating a sustainable network of shared community and school gardens in the Cedar Valley
We are a collaboration of community partners that seeks to develop and maintain a network of community gardens in the Cedar Valley. Cedar Valley Grows provides a complete list of community gardens as a resource here, but only those specified are directly supported and sponsored by Cedar Valley Grows. Please join us! Contact Felicia Cass, the Cedar Valley Grows coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-883-8626). [Read more about Cedar Valley Grows]
Corye Johnson, Kamyar Enshayan, and Regan Jamieson at the new Food Bank Garden.
Cedar Falls Seed Library Harvest Party (November 8, 2014)
Celebrate the Cedar Falls Seed Library’s first harvest season! Please clearly label the seeds you collected to donate. Include type of seed (ex: Tomato, Corn, Pepper, etc.), variety (Kellogg’s Breakfast, Black Aztec, Jalapeno, etc.), year, and distinguish annual or perennial for flowers. Donated seeds will replenish the seed library’s stock to be shared with the seed saving community.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 8; 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
Location: Cedar Falls Public Library Meeting Room
Benefits of Community Gardens:
- Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
- Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
- Stimulates social interaction
- Encourages self-reliance
- Beautifies neighborhoods
- Produces nutritious food
- Reduces family food budgets
- Conserves resources
- Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
- Reduces crime
- Preserves green space
- Creates income opportunities and economic development
- Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
- Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections