ISU Extension and Outreach
ISU Extension and Outreach
ISU Extension and Outreach reliable information about agriculture, 4H programs, food and nutrition, and family sciences. ISU Extension and Outreach has an office in Muscatine.

Muscatine Living

By Susan DeBlieck, Caitlin Szymanski, and Christine Hradek—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Growing Together mini grants will help Master Gardeners in Muscatine County and elsewhere continue to grow healthy food to feed the hungry.

AMES, Iowa –29 county projects across Iowa will receive Growing Together mini grants through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s SNAP-Education. This is the fifth year mini grant funds have been made available to Master Gardener volunteers, resulting in more than 300,000 pounds of produce being donated in communities across the state.
The projects are focused on increasing food security and promoting healthy food access. Funding is made available through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education.

“Thanks to SNAP-Education funds, we are increasing the capacity of donation gardens,” said Susan DeBlieck, Master Gardener state coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Master Gardener volunteers are building strong partnerships to build community food security.”

To be eligible to receive a grant, applicants must be an active Iowa Master Gardener volunteer, have the support of their county ISU Extension and Outreach staff, and have strong partnerships with community organizations that serve Iowans experiencing poverty.

County extension directors say the funds continue to make a positive impact on food accessibility in their communities. “Muscatine County Master Gardeners are excited to partner with Iowa Master Gardeners and SNAP-Ed for a fifth year in our Growing Together gardens,” said Krista Regennitter, ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County director. “This funding allows us to continue the great work of growing fresh produce that will directly benefit low resource families in Muscatine County.”

This year, Muscatine County received another Growing Together mini grant to expand and maintain two community donation gardens to benefit the Muscatine Community Food Pantry.

Latest News

New Exhibits Opening at Muscatine Art Center in February

Two new exhibitions opening at the Muscatine Art Center this month focus on people. In the ultra-realistic work of...

More Articles Like This

Muscatine Today

MTS- Brandon is here to talk about Fat Cat

Today on the show Scott Schultz from Impact Fitness and Nutrition is here to talk about more healthy fitness tips. Then if you are looking to get your car cleaned up from the winter listen to today's show to learn about a business in town that can help you with that and more..... Thank you to our show sponsors: Harpers Cycling and Fitness, Beckey Insurance, Muscatine Power and Water, RIVO Plumbing and Heating, ImpactLife Blood Center, Lutheran Living, Toyota of Muscatine, Impact Fitness and Nutrition, Sun Tan City Muscatine, Real Estate Resource Associates, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine and Hy-Vee Muscatine #muscatinetodayshow #goodmorningmuscatine #KindnessIsFree

DMSN Broadcasts

Manta Rays Swim

Join us as the Muskie Boys Basketball team hosts the North Scott Lancers! Watch Your Way: DiscoverMuscatine.com Discover Muscatine Facebook Discover Muscatine YouTube DiscoverMuskie Twitter Muscatine Power and Water Cable Channel 3 Brought to you by Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Lawn and Power, Hy-Vee, Bayer of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Eastern Iowa Power Washers, Arty’s Ice Cream and Grill, Rivo Plumbing and Heating, Riots and Rebelle’s Salon, Bickford Senior Living, Let’s Eat, Muscatine Community Y and the Youth Sports Foundation. #DMSN #MuskieSports #Muscatine #MuskieSchools #basketball #prephoops #prepbasketball

Talk of the Town

February is here–that means spring is coming soon, right?

It's been a weird winter, right? We've had days when it was -40 below zero and others that had temps in the 60s. February...

Muscatine Area News

New Exhibits Opening at Muscatine Art Center in February

Two new exhibitions opening at the Muscatine Art Center this month focus on people. In the ultra-realistic work of Marc Sijan, the spotlight is...