Events Around Town

We're here to keep you connected to other events happening in our community & plug all the amazing things going that you can join. If we missed something or you have an upcoming event we can share in April, please email us at!

March 2-3. The Raccoon River Watershed Association is hosting Life in the Raccoon River: Regenerative Farming, Raccoon River Watershed Association at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa on March 2nd and 3rd. Click here for more information!

March 3. The 9th annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference will take place on March 3rd, from 9am-4pm at Grace Lutheran Church. Come learn from top hunger fighting and local food organizations in Greater Des Moines about how they are combining efforts to make a difference. Choose 2 workshops to attend, and learn how you can volunteer, donate, and advocate for positive change. Tickets are $15.

March 7. March your calendar to speak for the trees! Iowa Trees and Forests Day takes place on Wednesday, March 7th from 7:30am-1:30pm at the Iowa State Capitol Building. Organizations like Trees Forever, Iowa Woodland Owners Association, Iowa Urban Tree Council and others will be tabling and educating attendees and legislators about the importance of promoting trees in Iowa. Click here to register your support and learn more!

March 8. Join VegLife Des Moines and Proof for this Vegan Restaurant Tour Date on March 8th from 5-10pm at Proof. This event will feature Sean Wilson's best expressions of local Iowa produce for cruelty free farm-to-table dishes.

March 8. The Iowa Hunger Coalition and Iowa Food Bank Association invite you to participate in 2018 Lobby Day, March 8th from 2:00-4:30pm at the Iowa State Capitol. Food Bank partner agencies and program partners, food rescue organizations, anti-hunger organizations, and any anti-hunger hero across Iowa who believes that our children, seniors, disabled and low-income families deserve hunger security are invited to participate!

March 10. Abundant Design will be hosting the Annual Seed Exchange on March 10th from 10am-12pm. The event will take place at Cherry Glen Learning Farm, just north of Des Moines in Polk City. More details to come!

March 22. Each year, diverse individuals and organizations from across the state come together at the Iowa State Capitol for Environmental Lobby Day. Participate and show policymakers that there is a broad base of support for sustainable funding, program and policies that support clean water, healthy land and continued clean energy leadership. Attendance is free and open to the public. Exhibitor space is available, free for Iowa Environmental Council members. Click here for more information.

March 24. Join VegLife Des Moines at Des Moines VeganFest 2018 on March 24th from 11am-5pm. Don’t miss 6 fun filled hours of food, learning and inspiration! This event will feature speakers, local vendors (check out the list here!), Des Moines Children's Museum, and The Side Garage. Click here to support this event as a volunteer!

March 24. Join The Science Center of Iowa and volunteers to get a closer look at our Moon and a variety of celestial bodies during this month’s Star Party at Ewing Park. Have a telescope of your own and don’t know how to use it? Bring it along to this event and SCI Staff will teach you how to use it during "How to Train Your Telescope" workshop at 8:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

March 27. The Easter Lake Watershed Project is happy to co-host with project partner Polk County Conservation for this make and take, Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop. A short discussion about ways to collect and use rainwater runoff will be held before participants construct their own rain barrel. All materials and tools will be included in the workshop registration for $50. Please plan to be able to transport your 55 gallon rain barrel home.

March 31. Join Walnut Creek Watershed Association and Des Moines Park and Recreation for a fun, family eco-hunt at Cache In Trash Out: Creek Clean Up. These organizations, alongside the Iowa Geocacher's Association, Westwood Neighborhood Association and other concerned citizens invite you on a unique hunt for trash. Give back, clean-up and find the "cached" prizes. Help improve our creek's and Central Iowa's water quality. This event will take place March 31st from 9am-12pm at Pal Joey’s.