The 2016 Home Demonstration Gardens were planted as two interconnected themes: pantry garden and pollinator garden. Three-quarters of the garden was planted to the pantry garden, which focused on cultivar trials and donation of produce to local food pantries. The pollinator garden consisted mainly of annual flowers to encourage pollinators to visit as a nectar and food source.
Haynes, Cynthia and Irish, Laura
"2016 Home Demonstration Garden,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2016
, Article 21.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2016/iss1/21