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Let's create a community orchard!

  • 904 Walnut St Des Moines, IA, 50309 United States (map)

UPDATE -- We now have more specific information about the room:

The initial strategic planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 18th beginning at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be downtown at the Hubbell Tower, 904 Walnut, Des Moines, 50309.  We will meet in the community room on the skywalk level (2nd Floor).  Enter the building from the front on Walnut.  There will be signs to direct you to the room.

Parking at the meters is free after 6pm.  We will have the room open at 6:00pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:15 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.


Imagine a property with an outdoor classroom and community gathering area; someplace where fresh fruits are provided to the community for free; people are educated and empowered to go home and grow their own food; a place where youth can find job training; an outdoor kitchen where the community can come to see live cooking classes/demonstrations as well as learn about nutrition and food preservation!

Forest Avenue Outreach has obtained this long lot east of 6th Avenue and north of Mercy Hospital for eventual use as an orchard space.  Click or tap the image to see more.

That's what UA members are working to create together with friends from Forest Avenue Outreach and across the community. Using Urban Ambassadors' unique "Seed Project" framework for inspiring community projects, we're calling together a diverse group of community minded individuals to transform a currently vacant lot into an exciting new community space. 

To learn more or pitch in, don't miss this event!  You can RSVP on Facebook or download a calendar item from the UA website.

Earlier Event: November 11
November meet-up - LOCATION CHANGE
Later Event: December 9
Monthly Meetup - December