Iowa Homeless Shelter Greenhouse – Learning How to Garden

homeless shelter greenhouseThe idea of a homeless shelter greenhouse has been spreading recently and we are excited to be a part of this innovative movement. Central Iowa Shelter & Services Center built a Growing Dome to not only feed the hungry, but also to teach those needing a second chance how to grow their own food! Such fantastic news! We are also excited that they are getting such great attention from the media for the wonderful work they are doing for those in need in their community. 

From AJ Olson, the Assistant Manager to the shelter: “We’re an opportunity center. We are more than just a homeless shelter. We’re a place – yes – that people can come eat and sleep, but we have a food pantry, a clothing closet, a classroom, we have classes that are offered here. We have apartments. So we really want this to be a place where people can come and receive assistance to move beyond where they’re at.”

http://whotv.com/2014/07/24/new-growing-dome-at-des-moines-shelter-to-feed-and-teach/

http://www.kcci.com/news/dome-going-up-now-outside-homeless-shelter/27128586

To learn more about the Central Iowa Shelter & Services: http://www.centraliowashelter.org/

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