Register for several events

Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center | directions

Celebrate a taste of summer during the Iowa City Farmers Market and see the how your community Edible Classroom is growing.

Free Tours and Snacks

Join us on the south side of the Robert A Lee Rec Center where you can get free tours of the new Edible Classroom.

During the tour, families will…

  • Enjoy yummy snacks provided by New Pioneer Food Co-op
  • Harvest free greens and early summer veggies
  • Be inspired by beautiful raised beds
  • Learn about fruit trees and berry bushes

Free Pollinator Garden Kit

During the event, Mike Fallon with Backyard Abundance, hosts a "Grow a Pollinator Garden" activity.

During this fun, engaging activity, children learn how to create a pollinator garden of native plants. All participants go home with a free bag of materials for starting a small garden in their landscape.

The activity is sponsored by a Rockwell Collins Green Communities grant.

Growing Hope Event Series

This event helps people learn how to cultivate food, habitat and healing in the garden.

Learn about a wide variety of other family-friendly Growing Hope events.

Sponsors and Partners

Recreation Center Edible Classroom StudentsThank you to these wonderful sponsors and partners. Please frequent their stores, services and websites.

The Pollinator Garden activity is funded by the Rockwell Collins Green Communities program and the Iowa Native Plant Society.

Iowa City Parks and RecreationIowa Department of AgricultureACE Mentor ProgramUniversity of Iowa Community Credit UnionBeisser LumberField to FamilyHy-VeeHills BankKing's MaterialNew Pioneer