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Empowerment Garden Revitalization

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ORGANIZATION: Green Iowa AmeriCorps - Des Moines

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 8 people are interested
Empowerment Gardens
Volunteers hard at work on the Empowerment Gardens!

Come join Green Iowa at the Empowerment Gardens! We will be working in the garden every other Thursday starting May 3rd through August 9th from 9-11 a.m. (*specific dates listed below*).

You can help the garden become a vibrant outdoor space where the community can come together and grow nutritious food. Projects may include building benches, repairing damaged raised beds, weeding, planting food, building compost bins and a water collection system, and establishing a pollinator garden.

Everyone is welcome because this is a celebration of community. However, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing that can get dirty. We will be providing all tools and materials, but please bring a reusable water bottle to prevent the use of single-use plastic!

*Specific Dates:

  • May 3rd
  • May 17th
  • May 31st
  • June 14th
  • June 28th
  • July 12th
  • July 26th
  • August 9th

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About Green Iowa AmeriCorps - Des Moines


2200 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317, US

Mission Statement

Helping make Iowans more energy efficient through low-impact home weatherization, energy education, and community outreach.


Operated through the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, and hosted by Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a program founded upon the increasing need for energy and environmental improvement and education.

Concieved in 2009, Green Iowa's initial purpose was to increase the sustainable use of energy and environmental resources in several Iowa communities struggling to rebuild from the devastating floods of 2008. Since the start of the flood recovery, Green Iowa has been an active community partner; members are trained as energy auditors to contribute to a comprehensive home energy plan, allowing the program to offer home energy audits and weatherization at no cost to property owners. Other community involvement includes deconstruction, rehab, and repurpose projects; creating energy and environmental education programs for all ages; and developing and facilitating environmental and energy related events.

As of this year, we now have seven sites spread throughout Iowa in Black Hawk, Dubuque, Johnson, Jefferson, Linn, Polk, and Winneshiek counties.


Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


1603 13th StreetDes Moines, IA 50316


  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Farming


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16

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