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Sioux City Community Gardens

 

Siouxland Community Garden – South Sioux City

Bryan School Site - E 32nd St & Dakota Ave South Sioux City

River Hills Church Site, Highway 77 Bypass at 6th Ave South Sioux City, NE

The two sites have three different plot options; 5’x10’:$10, 10’x15’:$20, and 10’x 20’:$25. 

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the South Sioux City Public Library (Director’s office or Meeting Room).

 For more information contact Cristina Perez (Spanish) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  Amy Radding (English/Spanish) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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 Jones Street Community Garden

 1505 Dale Street Sioux City, IA

Jones Street Community Garden has 17 raised plots that are all 4 ft x10 ft and one is ADA accessible.

There is a shed onsite, as well water access.  There is no cost, it is a first come first serve service.

Call 279-6328 and ask for community gardens to reserve a plot.

 

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St Thomas’ Episcopal Church Community Garden

406 12th Street Sioux City, IA (712) 938-2107

St Thomas’ Episcopal Church Community Garden has 20 4 feet by 8 feet raised plots.There is no cost to for a plot.

To reserve a plot call the church at 712-258-7166. 

 

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 Mary J. Tregilia Community Garden

900 Jennings Street, Sioux City Iowa

Mary Tregilia is a community space created for folks who may not have a backyard of their own. It has a picnic area with a barbeque, it also has 16 community garden plots, each approximately 100 square feet in size.

                Call (712) 258-5137 or email Jim @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 Unity Point - St. Lukes

2500 Nebraska St, Sioux City

Located next to the Ronald McDonald House, this new Community Collage has 24 bedsare available at the rate of $25 for the season.  Contact St. Lukes Finance Department at 712-279-3133. 

For More information click: St Lukes Community Garden.

 

 


How to Garden for the Health of the Community.

There are many benefits of gardening to the individual and the community.

 

You Can, for Health of the Community:

Plant a garden.  Get information on how to start a garden in your own backyard, go to:  http://www.garden.org/articles/articles.php?q=show&id=1578

Plant an extra row.  As you plan this year’s garden, plant an extra row of whatever you’d normally cultivate (tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, beans) to donate. 

Donate extra produce.  Up From the Earth exists to connect extra produce from home gardens to people in need.  To find out how to donate extra produce, go to: http://upfromtheearth.wix.com/siouxland

Support Community Garden projects. To start a community garden or learn more, contact Becky Carlson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also check out the American Community Gardening Association at https://communitygarden.org, to get more information.

 

Individual Benefits

Stress Relief.A recent study in the Netherlands suggests that gardening can fight stress even better than other relaxing leisure activities.

Better Mental Health. According to a study in Norway, the effortless attention of gardening may help improve depression symptoms. 

Exercise. Gardening gets you out in the fresh air and sunshine -- and it also gets your blood moving.

Brain Health. Some research suggests that the physical activity associated with gardening can help lower the risk of developing dementia.

Nutrition. The food you grow yourself is the freshest and healthiest food you can eat. 

Community Benefits

Beautify vacant lots. To create community loyalty to your town, research shows that beauty is one of the top three factors. 

Revitalize communities in industrial areas. Community gardens lend to the attractiveness of the neighborhood and may add to home values, helps attract business investment, and improves the neighborhood reputation.  

Revive and beautify public parks. Gardening allows opportunities for individuals to relax, undertake physical activity, socialize and mix with neighbors.  Public parks are the best place to be able to do all the above           activities.   

Decrease violence in some neighborhoods, and improve social well-being through strengthening social connections. Gardens can provide a neutral space where people come together, socialize, and relationships or partnerships take form.  We know when people are invested in their community/neighborhood, violence goes down and social well-being is increased.

Gardens provide fresh produce and nutritionally rich foods! Gardens provide opportunities to learn about gardening and sustainable living practices, (like composting and recycling), along with being an important source of low-cost fresh produce for a healthy diet.

 

 

For more information on community gardens contact Becky Carlson at (712) 279-6119 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
 
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