Earth care: Plant or pick up

Mission | May 2, 2019

The St. Paul campus is coming alive this spring. Here are upcoming opportunities to help plant the St. Paul Community Garden or participate in picking up litter.


The beginning of spring means the beginning of planting in the St. Paul community garden. Get your hands into the earth and help plant food for others. Children are very welcome. The vegetables and herbs grown in the garden are donated to Café on Vine, Madison Market, neighbors, and St. Paul people.

(NEW DATE) Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-12 noon: Complete the planting of the St. Paul Community Garden. Help give root to tomatoes, peppers, and other warm-weather plants. The rain/cold date is Sunday, May 12.

No need to sign up, just come. Contact: Matt Schroeder, or 563-340-9980.


A crew of people don brightly colored vest, grab a picker-upper and walk the neighborhood, picking up trash and litter.

Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-12 noon: It’s called the Make It Yours neighborhood cleanup. Supplies and snacks are provided. Contact: Jules Irish,

Ongoing: Litter picker uppers walk the St. Paul property weekly, picking up the trash that accumulates for a variety of reasons, including the campus’ placement along two major streets in Davenport. A fancy yellow vest is included in the fun. Interested in learning more? Contact: Dan Dickens,

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