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Seed Swap and Spring Gardening Workshop

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Kick off gardening season by attending a seed swap & gardening workshop.

This will be an opportunity to meet local gardeners while learning how to use your gardening space wisely, prepare your soil for success, as well as other vegetable gardening tips.

We will also be hosting a seed swap, which is a great way to contribute to the gardening community and share your passion with others.

Schedule of Events

1 PM: Tips for small space gardening, with Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
1:45 PM: Expert advice for growing fruits and vegetables, with Polk County Master Gardeners
2:30 PM: Prepare your soil for success, with Iowa Outdoor Products
3-3:30 PM: Benefits of earthworm castings, with Central Iowa Organic Fertilizers

About Our Partners and Presenters

Holly Hallman, volunteer and community garden coordinator for the City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, is passionate about plants and organic farming. She aims to inspire others to appreciate the magic of gardening through these fun and educational events.

The City of Des Moines-Parks & Recreation Community Garden Program is part of a network of organizations and agencies working to increase food security, support collaborative gardening efforts, while honoring diverse viewpoints, developing respect, valuing strengths, and bridging differences within our community.  We are here to work with the community while providing organic and culturally significant produce for themselves and their family.