LEWIS, Iowa — The featured theme for this year’s Armstrong Research Farm’s garden field day is “Donation Gardening, and Edible Flowers.”
This is the second year ISU Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener program has collected produce grown in the demonstration garden and donated it to local food pantries. Last year demonstration garden donations topped 10,000 pounds of fresh produce. Iowa Master Gardeners volunteered over 860 hours to support food security in their communities in 2016.
Also, how to set up a garden in a small space will be discussed. Examples of vertical gardening, raised beds and compact vegetables will be on display.
Edible flowers that can be used in salads, cookies or cakes such as pansies, nasturtiums and marigolds will also be discussed.
At the conclusion of the garden tour, ice cream and strawberries will be served.
The Armstrong Research Farm is located 12 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and a half mile east on Hitchcock Avenue, or 13 miles east of Oakland on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and half a mile east on Hitchcock Avenue. The field day is open to the public at no cost.
— Wallace Foundation for Rural Research & Development and ISU
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