A project of the University of Northern Iowa

Start Your Own Backyard Garden

Would you or your organization like to start a garden?  
Our team can help make that happen.

Garden Application

Garden Services

 Our experienced team of Green Iowa Americorps members will work with you, step by step, in creating your garden from site assessment to installation and beyond.

Site Preparation

 We will assess your space and make suggestions based  on where is the best place to start your garden.

Accessory Items

Explore ways to minimize work in your garden including compost, mulching and critter fence.


We provide tilling services, as needed.

Container Gardens

If you can't have inground beds where you live we'd be happy to set you up with a container garden.


We will help you plant some starts and seed in your newly prepared garden beds.


We want your new garden to be successful - so we make sure to connect you to our garden education partners .

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