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Since 1985 Imagine Grinnell has been a catalyst for the development for many things that make Grinnell a great community.

Our mission is to:

– improve the quality of life for our people
– promote a healthy environment
– complement local economic development efforts

Imagine Grinnell uses its non-profit status and the strength of the Grinnell community to harness donations, government and private grants, and volunteers for a wide variety of community projects.


 

The Latest From Imagine Grinnell…

Giving Garden Work Nights: Every Tuesday from 4-7PM

Happy Monday, friends of Imagine Grinnell! Every Tuesday evening from 4-7PM this summer is “Giving Garden Night.” If you have an hour or two to contribute to helping plant, weed and pick, we would love to have you join us. This week we will be building raised beds and planting fruit trees at “Marvin Garden”, …

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Eco-Tech: DIY Solutions for Impaired Waterways Workshops

Imagine Grinnell is partnering with Drake Community Library, Poweshiek Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Grinnell College, and the Captain Planet Foundation to host a series of all-ages environmental programs. The Eco-Tech workshops will focus on water quality monitoring as a platform for learning about how technology can be used to improve our environment. Participants …

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Please Donate Today!

The Grinnell Skate & BMX Project (Edit Page) Please help make the new skatepark a reality!! Fundraising Is Underway to Revamp/Re-ramp Bailey Park Skatepark!!! Imagine Grinnell will lead fundraising efforts to revamp and re-ramp the skatepark located in Bailey Park at 8th Ave. and Prince St. Grinnell Parks and Recreation board member Shawn Walters explains …

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Abundant Landscape Workshop, Oct. 1 & 8

This workshop is Part 1 of the Create an Abundant Landscape Workshop with Backyard Abundance (Part 2 will be on October 8th at the same time)! Learn to integrate fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, herbs, and other edible perennials into your landscape, and how to design and establish a beautiful, edible landscape that benefits …

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Celebrate Solar Event

Join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 PM at the Ahrens Park Foundation building to celebrate solar! Location: Imagine Grinnell Foundation, 1510 Penrose St, Grinnell, Iowa 50112 Event Details: Ideal Energy installed 13 new solar arrays in Grinnell over the last year, and they are donating a portion of the proceeds from those projects to Imagine …

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MAY15: Help build the new Summer Street Giving Garden!

Come and join us for a Sunday afternoon garden-building get together at Summer St. Park (formerly known as Jaycee Park) in Grinnell. All ages and skill levels welcome! What is a “Giving Garden?” It’s a garden planted and maintained by volunteers to provide free, healthy food to anyone who needs it. That might be a …

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The Green Yard Makeover Event Series – Free and Open to Public

Interested in learning more about water, nature, and gardening? Attend these free classes open to the public taught by organic farmer Jordan Scheibel and native plant restorationist and retired biology teacher Jim Kessler.  All classes in the series will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm, on Tuesdays, Feb. 16, March 1, and March 15 at Grinnell …

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Results are in! See how you did in the 2015 Throwback Run!

Last Name First Name Race Type Time Placement Pearce Ben 15 1:03:51 1 Farrell John 15 1:12:04 2 Thalberg Cecelia 15 1:20:37 3 Elfenbein Tina 15 1:22:01 4 Key Wes 15 1:29:49 5 Robinson Georgeanna 10 49:51 1 Lindberg Mary 10 50:24 2 Eckhelberger Ross 10 53:31 3 Jacobson Jen 10 53:37 4 Donaghy Andi …

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