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What We Do

GROWING A COMMUNITY “Growing Community One Seed at a Time” happens through building long-term relationships via shared experiences in urban agriculture, youth programming, and community outreach events. Urban Agriculture is reintegrating food production, preservation, and preparation back into the lives of city dwellers.  Community gardens, community orchards, beekeeping, community classes, and more bring the green […]
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Our Partners

Thank you to our wonderful partners who help Forest Ave. Outreach accomplish our mission! Urban Ambassadors “We help you clarify your sustainability goals, connect you with local resources, and make a positive impact in your community for a healthier planet.” Eat Greater Des Moines “Eat Greater Des Moines’ mission is to identify, develop, and connect resources with the broader community to support the […]
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Board of Directors

Meet the Forest Ave. Outreach board members who help make this organization possible! Share this:FacebookGoogleTwitterEmailPrint
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Beginnings

Where It Started Forest Ave Outreach began in September 2012 after Ralph and Rebecca Chiodo returned to Des Moines, IA to live as urban domestic missionaries. Their marriage in December 1999 enrolled them in the school of hard knocks in which they received a broad education. God, however, in His wisdom, has woven this education […]
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Mission Statement

Our Mission is to “Grow Our Community, One Seed at a Time” We live this out through building long-term relationships, educating and empowering individuals, providing opportunities for service within the community, and meeting basic needs.  All this is done with the overarching principle that all are equally valuable in God’s eyes and as we approach […]
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