Generous Support from the Community
New Event Support
With a $5,000 grant in 2021, MidAmerican Energy is supporting a full season of “Pizza on the Prairie”–a family-friendly event at the Wallace Farm. Freshly-made pizza packed with straight-from-the-farm veggies, accompanied by beverages, sides and desserts, offered patrons a socially-distant opportunity to enjoy live music and a prairie art exhibit. Pizza on the Prairie each Friday June to late September/early October.
WCI is using a $41,000 grant from the State of Iowa and matching support from private donors for an extensive renovation project at the Country Life Center. The historic Farmhouse, the oldest building on the property, is being transformed with a new roof, windows and siding, plus some upgrades to its electrical and plumbing systems. In addition, a new accessible ramp connects the main sidewalk to the Farmhouse ramp.
The Meyocks Group of West Des Moines is supporting the Garden for Good with a $4,000 gift for the next 3 years and lending their assistance in the planting and harvesting phases. WCI sets aside one acre of ground each year towards growing sweet potatoes. The crop goes to area food banks and food rescue organizations such as the Food Bank of Iowa, DMARC and Eat Greater Des Moines.