Past Projects

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Iowa Writer’s Workshop


Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development (SIRC&D) brought the Iowa Writer’s Workshop to the Creston: Arts program June 6th and 7th.  Brian Zachary, from Creston: Arts, hosted the two-day-fiction writing workshop which took place at Gibson Memorial Library.  Twenty-two participants attended, ranging from grade four to adults.

University of Iowa (UI) graduate students, Raj Chakrapani and Anca Roncea, taught the workshops and because of its success, hope to return this fall for an encore.

It was the second time the Writer’s Workshop, sponsored by UI’s Art Share program, visited the area. Spring 2015, graduate students held a workshop for East Union students in Afton. That evening, they read their original poetry and fictional works at Creston’s First Friday Open Mic Night.

SIRC&D partners with the UI’s Office of Outreach and Engagement to bring a variety of quality of life projects to its seven county region which includes Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor and Union.

For more information, contact Alexi Groumoutis at 641-782-4033 or visit

Farmers’ Market Workshop

December 12, 2015

Free Farmers’ Market Workshop for aspiring and current farmers’ market vendors and farmers’ market managers. This will be the first of three workshops.

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Gaps Level 1

February 4, 2016

GAPS Level 1 is training for growers who provide food to consumers through community-supported agriculture or farmers markets, or are considering retail foodservice sales. Farmers can then offer food safety assurances to buyers.

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