THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

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From bad to worse

On June 28, a severe windstorm hit the Country Life Center. Winds of 70+ mph downed trees, tore shingles off the roof of the Gathering Barn, and even pushed a tree branch through the farmhouse wall. All five hoop houses are damaged beyond repair. This major damage arrived just after a 2 week water boil advisory shut down all activities at the farm, turning away visitors and costing thousands in lost income.

We need your support more than ever to recover from these debilitating incidents. Please consider making a secure, tax-deductible contribution. If you have any questions or need other assistance, please contact Ann Taylor. Thank you!

  1. Farm to Table Thursdays

    August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Friday Lunch

    August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Hearts & Homes Tea

    August 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lots of opportunities to Eat, Grow, and Learn including these featured programs:


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

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Farm to Table Dining at the Wallace House

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The Gathering Table at the Country Life Center

April 2016

Hearts & Homes Historic Teas



756 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
2773 290th Street, Orient, IA 50858
Ph: 515.243.7063 (DM)
Ph: 641.337.5019 (Orient)