United Way Hosts Gardening Class

Faith Reeves

OTTUMWA-Join the United Way of Wapello County from 6:00 to7:30 pm March 21, 2017, at Sieda Community Action, 725 West Second St., for a class on enriching your soil to improve the nutritional quality of your home-grown vegetables and how to put it into practice.  The class is free and open to the public.


Faith Reeves of the Sustainable Research Institute will be sharing how to raise nutrient rich food through soil management.  The class will be the third this year presented by United Way of Wapello County and Sieda Community Action to promote food security in Wapello County.


Reeves is the designer, developer, and manager of the three-acre Sky Factory Farm in Fairfield. The farm is part sustainable farm and part research project, with an emphasis on sustainability, local food systems, and food-security.


“If we can pack more nutrition into the food that we eat, then we can have a healthier society.” said Linda Spears, Community Gardens Coordinator at United Way.  “Our goal with our gardens is to reduce food-insecurity in our county.”


Participants will leave with a better understanding of actions to take in order to raise healthier plants.  There will be a question and answer session at the end of the class.


Call the United Way of Wapello County at 641-682-1264 or email at l.spears@wapellocouw.org by March 20th to reserve a spot.