Sprout has moved!
Sprout has moved!
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Sprout Garden Has Officially Moved!
After residing on Forest Avenue for the last 8 years, the Sprout Garden has found its new home on 30th and Carpenter Street. Thank you to all of the Drake students and community members who came and helped move Sprout to its beautiful and expanded location! Stay tuned as we gear it up for the spring. We are also looking for courses that may want to partner - reach out to marlee.rutledge@drake.edu to discuss opportunities. 
The Little Free Food Pantry previously found in front of the Sprout Garden on Forest will be moving to the new location, as well. 
Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Webinar
Join us on November 6th, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm as we speak with the owner of Sweet Tooth Farm Monika Owczarski! Monika is a community leader that has been running an urban market operation for several years in Des Moines. Join the discussion as she shares her bounty knowledge in urban agriculture and food justice in our Q & A afterwards!
Gardening Tip - Got Bulbs?
If you want to see some gorgeous flowers in March, plant some bulbs in the fall! The beautiful daffodils, alliums, lilys, and hyacinths that you see as the first sign of spring require that they are planted in the fall. Spring flowering bulbs need a cold dormancy period in order to generate the biochemical process that causes them to flower. October and November usually brings ground temperatures to 40-60 degrees, which is perfect for allowing the bulbs to establish strong roots before the ground freezes. Plant the bulbs tip up in well drained soil now for a surprise in early spring! 

Looking To Volunteer?

The Sprout Garden is always looking for volunteers who are wanting to get involved! Please reach out to our Sprout Garden coordinator Marlee Rutledge at marlee.rutledge@drake.edu.
For more information on the Sprout Garden, visit www.drake.edu/sproutgarden, or find us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sproutgarden
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