Create a space where the church and school together can grow produce for the greater good of the parish community
- Teach students where their food comes from
- Provide fresh fruit & vegetables to those in need
- Help the whole parish benefit from the health and wellness that comes with homegrown produce
COMMUNITY URBAN GARDENS HELP WITH FOOD INSECURITY
Food deserts can exist in some unlikely places—even a farm-centric state like Iowa. The price to purchase fresh produce is sometimes cost prohibitive forcing some families to consume less than nutritious food options. Holy Trinity Parish seeks to reduce food disparities with the creation of this Community Garden. Everything we grow will be healthy, fresh and available for our whole school and parish community.
SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION THROUGH THE SCHOOL
Educating Holy Trinity Catholic students about the benefits of growing one’s own food is important to the garden’s mission. We want to increase knowledge, understanding and self-efficacy by getting children and their whole families involved and engaged in our vision. Our goal is to apply Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math curriculum for all grades from preschool through middle school.
GROWTH & TRANSFORMATION
We have aspired to design an area that invites people of all ages to ‘work the land’. With raised beds filled with Iowa soil to local tree wood chips, to Seedsavers heirloom seeds and locally grown seedlings, we have tried to use all the best the state has to offer to ensure our efforts succeed to the fullest. By adding this naturally beautiful spot, we invite all to come outdoors and help reap the bounty the natural world offers.