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Volunteers sought to help with Pantry Garden

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is searching for volunteers to help with harvest of produce at the ISU Research and Demonstration Garden this summer. The garden is located at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in ...

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is searching for volunteers to help with harvest of produce at the ISU Research and Demonstration Garden this summer. The garden is located at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Rapids.

Produce from the garden is donated to area pantries as part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s efforts to fight hunger in Iowa.

“We invite volunteers to help harvest and deliver produce to several pantries in Lyon, Sioux, Osceola and O’Brien Counties,” said Margaret Murphy, horticulture educator with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Clubs and organizations looking for community service projects are welcome to help and should contact Murphy at (712) 472-2576 or mmurphy@iastate.edu to sign up.

A training on the goals of the pantry garden project, garden safety and harvest data collection will begin at noon June 12 at the ISU Extension office, 710 N. Second Ave. E., Rock Rapids. Lunch will be provided.

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