Practical Farmers of Iowa members Angela and John Tedesco of Johnston IA, have donated 13 acres of their 20-acre certified organic farm in Granger to Practical Farmers. It’s the first land gift PFI has ever received.
January 27, 2017 — The Tedescos intend to ensure the land’s agricultural legacy, rich soils and reservoir of wildlife don’t succumb to urbanization. Their land is just northwest of Des Moines and near Saylorville Lake, directly in the path of suburban development.
Angela operated these acres as Turtle Farm, one of Iowa’s first Community Supported Agriculture businesses, for 14 years on the land which was donated to PFI. She retired in 2012 after renewing the land’s soil and habitat, plus making many capital improvements.