Volunteering at Iowa Gardening for Good

volunteering with kids in des moines iowa

Last year I tried to organize a kid-friendly volunteering event every month, and we had the most fun harvesting crops at Iowa Gardening for Good! The family who runs it was so welcoming, the land is beautiful, and all of our kids had a great time picking vegetables and meeting all the animals.

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Park Visit: Ledges State Park in Madrid, Iowa


I always see people asking about Ledges and for good reason; it has some of the area’s most interesting trails and challenging inclines! I took my son the summer that we moved here and he had a wonderful time splashing in the waterways across the main canyon road, but we hadn’t made the trip recently. This past weekend’s beautiful weather clinched the deal and we took a Sunday morning hike up!

You can see more specific details on the Ledges State Park page or check out its location on the interactive map.

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