Pocahontas County Receives Master Gardener Grant

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced its 2017 Growing Together mini-grant awardees.
The 14 chosen projects will receive a combined 70-thousand dollars in grant money through the SNAP-Education program.
One of the grants is going to Pocahontas County to create an indoor/outdoor classroom at the Pocahontas Area School, with seedlings of multiple varieties of fruits and vegetables grown. Produce from the organically maintained local garden will be donated and distributed to several organizations.
To be eligible to receive a grant, applicants must be an active Iowa Master Gardener, have the support of their county ISU Extension and Outreach staff, and have strong partnerships with community organizations that serve Iowans experiencing poverty.