Deb Dunkhase introduced Lisa Stark, Education and Outreach Coordinator, of Johnson County.  Grow Johnson County is a community focused educational farm located in Iowa City.  Sitting on 5 acres of country-owned lard, Grow produces high-quality organic fruits and vegetables and freely distributes all produce to local social service agencies throughout Johnson County.  Grow's mission is to improve healthy food access through sustainable food production and hands-on education. 
Since 2016, Grow has distributed over 160,000 pounds of good food to our neighbors in need and has educated farm apprentices, youth groups, community members, and volunteers.  A survey was completed to show the most popular vegetables:  cherry tomatoes, basil, lettuce, and radishes.  
She talked to about the Johnson County Poor Farm established in the 19th century. The farm opened in 1855and cared for the indigent, mentally ill, and disabled.  There is a cemetery, fertile farmland pollinator, meadows, wetlands, woodlands, and timbers. 
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President Theresa called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.  Jim Peterson talked about Global Grants and how we have supported many over the years. Nenu has supported 3 in Argentina.  One being a VTT for the Ponseti method.  Deb Ockenfels said she had spent all our money on food and will have receipts for everyone in the next few weeks. 
Theresa will be gone next week and Vernette will be leading the meeting.  
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 am.