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Preserving the past,

looking toward the future.

Our Mission

The Johnson County Historic Poor Farm provides a public space for connecting to the land and local history through inclusive, community-led opportunities.

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The Past

Where We've Been

Recognizing and recording the history of the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm.

The Present

Where We Are

Preserving and giving back to the land

and our surrounding communities.

The Future

Where We'll Go

Expansions and upgrades to improve public access and food production.

Our Partners

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We are fortunate to also partner with a number of agencies, organizations, and departments:

Backyard Abundance, Builders of Hope, 4 C’s Community Coordinated Child Care, Confluence Landscape Architecture, Discovery Cottage Preschool,  The Housing Fellowship, Trust Fund of Iowa City, Iowa City Genealogical Society, Iowa City Historic Preservation, Iowa City Neighborhood & Development Services, Iowa City Building & Inspection Services, Iowa Vocational and Rehabilitation Services, Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program, RDG Planning & Design, Systems Unlimited

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