Cedar Valley Grows

Creating a sustainable network of shared community and school gardens in the Cedar Valley

How to Start a Garden

Do you want to start your own community garden?

Access our Community Garden Start-Up Guide intended to help neighborhood groups and organizations in Iowa along the path to starting and sustaining a community garden.

Carl Carey and Patti Downs at the Quakerdale Garden groundbreaking with tilling by City of Waterloo.

Do you want to request an individual plot at an existing community garden?

Tend your own plot of land at an existing community garden! Average plot size is 10x20 feet. For availability and fees, contact the garden coordinators listed below.



Heath Street Garden
Across from Allen College
Contact: Terri Ala (terri.stpauls@gmail.com)

Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Garden
1112 Mobile Street
Contact: Jill Weber (319-234-6811)


Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls Community Garden (Lincoln St. and Greeley St.)
Contact: www.cfcommunitygardens.org