Our StoryThe University of Iowa Gardeners was established in the Spring of 2009. Growing sustainable produce is where our passion lies. Our 1/3-acre garden provides an educational model that addresses environmental, social, cultural, and economical issues that affect our contemporary food system. To ensure quality produce, we create an environment that is rooted in the principles of organic agriculture. Although we are not a certified organic garden, we grow our produce without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and artificial fertilizers. Our produce is either sold to the University of Iowa or donated to the Iowa City community.
We hold meetings on Mondays at 8pm in the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, and we work in the Student Garden from the end of March until November. New volunteers and members are always welcome, and no skills are needed or required. We all grow and learn together!
Our garden is nestled off Hawkeye Park Rd, across from the Hawkeye Recreation Fields.