I am now going to seek help with my garden.
Even my recent attempts to plant some beans and squash failed with rabbits and poor timing, and a general lack of knowledge.
According to this chart for Central Iowa, I can plant radishes, peas, lettuce, spinach and turnips after August 1st.
I have plenty of space, and I really want to go at it. Hopefully I can find people who are willing to dedicate themselves to the garden, in return for keeping the food they reap or giving it away.