Des Moines’ Botanical Garden earns tourism award while working to become more accessible

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden received the 2022 Best Attraction award from Catch Des Moines last week, and plans to uphold that title by continuing to bring the community closer to nature. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden won […]

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Forced to downsize, Sweet Tooth Farm focuses on self-care: ‘We can come back stronger’

In the summer of 2021, Monika Owczarski was informed by the City of Des Moines that the land she was leasing for her urban farm, Sweet Tooth Farm, would no longer be rented to her. Owczarski was devastated. On these […]

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Take a walk among the dinosaurs in ‘that one Des Moines garden’ this July

After a four-year hiatus, the Polk County Master Gardeners’ Garden Tour is back, highlighting 11 exceptional gardeners and garden enthusiasts across the county, including Urbandale, Clive, Des Moines and Ankeny. The tour is part of Iowa State University Extension and […]

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