One Step at a Time Gardens consists of 130 acres nestled in the rolling, glacial landscape of southern Hancock County. Tim and Jan raise vegetables and poultry on 8 acres for members of their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business; 2013 will be their 18th season providing CSA shares. The duo also works on wetland restoration and has warm-season plantings intricately mixed with farmland.
Directions: One Step at a Time Gardens is located at 1465 120th St., about 7 miles east of Kanawha, or 13 miles northwest of Belmond. To reach the farm from Belmond, go north for 5 miles on U.S. 69. Turn left at County Road B63 at Goodell and go 3 miles. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Co. Road R65 and go 1 mile. Turn left at the first gravel road onto 120th Street and go 1.25 miles. Turn right into the driveway (East Twin Lake will be on the south).
Practical Farmers of Iowa's 2013 field day season features more than 40 field days around Iowa. All field days are open to the public, and most are free to attend. For the entire field day schedule, visit the PFI website or call the PFI office at 515- 232-5661 to request a 2013 Field Day Guide.
Practical Farmers of Iowa 2013 field days are supported by several sustaining and major sponsors, including Albert Lea Seed; Bio Till Cover Crops of Saddle Butte Ag; Calcium Products, Inc.; CROPP Cooperative of Organic Valley / Organic Prairie Family of Farms; Gateway Market; Featherman Equipment; Grain Millers, Inc.; Green Light Renewable Services; Harvest Innovations; Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying, Inc.; the Iowa Beef Center; Iowa Food Systems Council; Iowa Learning Farms; Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach; the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at ISU; Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA); Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES); the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT); USDA North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE); Platinum Supplemental Insurance; SunRackSolar; and the Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture at ISU.