Des Moines and Louisa County Extension are working with the city of Columbus Junction and a local farm, Allchin Acres, to provide a large community garden space where participants can learn how to plant, maintain, harvest and market garden produce.  This project was made possible with the help of an Iowa Specialty Crop Block Grant, a grant that will fund land rental, shared-use tools, gardening classes and educational events.  

28, 20x20 ft garden plots will be made available at Allchin Acres for participants who would like to learn more about growing their own food.  We hope that this project will inspire some new vendors and a larger variety of vegetables at the Columbus Junction Farmers Market.  

Click here for sign up dates and spring schedule.