Scott Koepke

Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development

“Scott’s mantra is that ‘gardens heal people.’ His passion and creativity for using gardening as a means to bring health and healing to individuals and communities is unmatched.”

— Jessica Rilling


Scott is the Education Director of a hunger-relief and educational farm initiative. He is also the developer of Garden Bridge Outreach, a program bringing a garden-based curriculum to schools and criminal justice system facilities – including the Linn County Youth Detention Center. He has a unique teaching style that tends to engage even the most reluctant participants.