Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Iowa City Public Library and the City Plaza Children's Garden
Watch the garden grow at I.C. library. (Cedar Rapids Gazette, 8/11/2013)
Excerpt: The City Plaza Children’s Garden was planted in 2012 as part of the Iowa City Public Library’s Children’s Day events. This downtown garden is the result of collaboration between New Pioneer Co-op and the city of Iowa City. Scott Koepke, education and outreach coordinator for New Pioneer Food Co-op’s Soilmates program, and Rachael Carlson, who works with the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, planted the garden with the help of children who attended Children’s Day.
Debbie Dunn, a library assistant in the Children’s Services Department, was also involved in organizing this effort. The Iowa City Public Library sees the garden as another hands-on opportunity to educate children about where their food comes from and how things grow.