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Children's Art in the Garden

July 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (US Central)

Enabling Gardens



ISU Extension and Outreach and the Enabling Garden in Altoona, Iowa will host Children’s Art in the Garden event from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021. It will take place at the Enabling Garden located at 1050 1st Ave. S, Altoona, Iowa 50009, southeast of the Hy-Vee loading dock.  Admission is free.  Donations will be accepted.

There are nine art and craft stations to engage children who attend including:

Wooden Creatures

Wooden Necklaces

Light Catcher Bookmarks

Leaf Critters

Nature Weaving


Flower Crowns

Collaged Birds

Beaded Bracelets

New this year is a Storywalk featuring a book called “The Color Monster,” a story about emotions by Anna Lienas.  Also new will be a music station where children will try their hand at percussion instruments.

The mission of the Altoona Enabling Garden is to demonstrate ways gardens can accommodate people with all abilities, allowing everyone to share in the beauty of nature and the joy of gardening.  The garden is designed for ease of movement and accessibility with paved paths, raised beds and vertical plantings.  It is maintained by a group of thirty Polk County Master Gardeners, who have received horticultural training through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and by local volunteers.

Contact information: Marlene Olson, 515-681-634; or on Facebook (go to “Enabling Garden”).

Polk County Master Gardeners is a non-profit, service organization of volunteers trained in home horticulture by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. For more information on Polk County Master Gardeners, contact Program Coordinator Kalsa Parker Browning: 515-957-5768,

About Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Polk County  

Since 1916 ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County has served its residents by connecting them to research and resources developed by Iowa State University. Knowledge and programs offered through the ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County office have been specifically tailored to represent, enhance and meet the needs of Polk County residents and community.

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