Project ID

M2008-27

Abstract

Iowa needs a new generation of community-scale organic and sustainable farmers and market gardeners. Two different approaches were used in two communities with significant immigrant populations (Marshalltown and Denison) to assist these groups of farmers.

Key Question

Can programs be devised that incorporate (Latino) immigrant farmers and gardeners into local food systems in Iowa and what can we learn about the process that will inform future efforts in Iowa?

Findings

This two-year project launched a new generation of community-scale organic and sustainable farmers and market gardeners in Iowa by trying two different approaches in two communities with substantial immigrant populations.

Principal Investigator(s)

Jan Flora

Year of Grant Completion

2010