There were two themes for the 2017 Home Demonstration Gardens: pantry garden and an edible flower garden. Three-quarters of the garden was planted for the pantry garden, which focused on cultivar trials and donation of produce to local food pantries. The other quarter of the garden was planted with edible flowers and new flower cultivars.
Haynes, Cynthia and Irish, Laura
"2017 Home Demonstration Garden,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2017
, Article 33.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2017/iss1/33