Community Gardens

Gardens can give good, fresh food while providing family fun, building community relationships, and creating new businesses.

Growing your own food is empowering. Gardeners have access to healthy and affordable organic produce and have the opportunity to sell their bountiful harvest for extra income.

We’re training potential market gardeners and new farmers. Project activities are open to everyone, with a special focus on Hispanic market gardeners. Traditionally, Hispanic farmers and gardeners have received few resources. 

Our community garden programs offer training to gardeners of all skill levels. This includes information on organic practices, presentations from local farmers, small business training, and hands-on training in the garden. Training sessions and garden assistance prepare gardeners to sell their crops at local farmers markets and to other end users, or for eventual commercial-scale farming.

Gardens

The Siouxland Community Garden opened in 2011, growing more than just foodit brought people together to cultivate community and opportunity for all. The community garden project was made possible with support from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, Center for Rural Affairs, City of South Sioux City, Club Corazones Alegres, Loess Hills RC&D, and Sioux Rivers RC&D.

Resources

Learn more about incubator farms and gardens

Community garden resources

Spanish language farm and garden resources/Recursos en español sobre jardines y granjas