THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Garden Workshops

Spring = Garden Workshop

Got a Bucket? An Old Shoe? Let’s Plant!

Container planting doesn’t have to be boring. WCI’s Lisa Swanson will help you transform unusual vessels into unique, eye-catching containers. Program includes lunch and door prizes.¬†Wednesday, May 23, 11:30-1:00 at The Wallace House. Cost is $25/person, which includes lunch.

Contact Deborah Boyer for questions or reservations or call 515.243.7063.

Please note: a 3.5% transaction fee is added for credit/debit card payments.

Our annual garden workshop each March at the Country Life Center has something for everyone. Lisa always has a great line up of speakers, and 2018 was no exception. Topics and speakers included:

  • Tips and Tricks Using Your Garden Produce – Amy Sivadge, Country Life Center
  • Color in Your Garden – Cathy Nutting, Orient
  • Honoring Iowa’s Roots: Backyard Prairie Gardens – Sheila O’Riley & Julie Schafer, Freedom Creek Prairie, Lenox and Prescott
  • Svalbard, Norway Seed Vault & Seed Banks – Derryl Barr, Indianola
  • Landscaping Do’s and Don’ts – Chelsey Soder, Busy Bee Garden Center, Indianola

Would you like to be on the mailing list for next year? Contact Lisa Swanson or call 641.337.5019.

There are no upcoming events at this time.



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