Renewing our region's culture of backyard gardening
A Garden In Every Lot aims to renew our community’s culture of backyard gardening. We help both individual community members and community organizations overcome barriers to starting a garden. We accomplish this by offering garden site assessment & preparation, tilling, seeds, and plant starts, and by helping community members work with local landlords and governmental bodies.
In concert with our community partners, we help coordinate gardening-focused educational programs and
A recap of the 2022 installation season
Thank you to our partners for
making this season possible:
Julie Husband & Jim O'Loughlin in honor of dedicated gardener Philip Husband
The Leighty Foundation
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
The Wellmark Foundation
Waterloo 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!
View the 2022 Season Review here.
"We were thrilled with the work of the Garden in Every Lot AmeriCorps members. Having their help in preparing the ground and bringing us the plants meant the difference between having a garden this year and not being able to do it. The plants thrived and we have frozen 24 pints of tomatoes to enhance our diet during the winter months."
- Sally Browne, 2022 Gardener