A Garden In Every Lot is all about supporting our community’s culture of backyard gardening. We do this by helping both individual community members and community organizations overcome barriers to starting a garden. We accomplish this by offering garden site assessment & preparation, tilling, seeds, plant starts, mulch, and by helping community members negotiate with local landlords and governmental bodies. In concert with our community partners we help coordinate gardening focused educational programs and community-building events.
We are a team of dedicated AmeriCorps members and UNI staff.
A Garden In Every Lot is a project overseen and supported by UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education.
Grow our communities' strength, knowledge, and interest in community food production.
Increase access to fresh, healthy vegetables for all, including our most vulnerable populations wishing to have a garden of their own.
Create educational culture around gardens, healthy nutrition, food & community empowerment.