Volunteers tend to Community Garden Project

Volunteers work on Community Garden Project in Ottumwa Industrial Park

United Way had volunteers working hard on their big Community Garden Project in the Ottumwa Industrial Park.

All the plots are now filled and tended to and are currently growing fresh produce to help the food insecure in Wapello County and the surrounding areas. Businesses, non-profit organizations and people in the community are involved in the project. Many volunteers came out to the gardens for United Way's 6th annual Day of Action to pick weeds and tend to the garden beds.

"This is our day of action," Marie Zoromski, Community Impact Associate of United Way said. "It's really our day when everybody can stand up for themselves and their families and their communities. It's an important day because it's the longest day of the year, so it's got the most hours possible to volunteer on and it's the first day of summer."

If you'd like to get involved in the Community Garden Project, contact United Way at 641-682-1264.