Home

Since 1985 Imagine Grinnell has been promoting a nourishing quality of life in the greater Grinnell community.

Our mission:

Imagine Grinnell turns inspiration into action to create a more vibrant, sustainable, and healthy Grinnell community. Our work builds relationships and seeks to enrich the local community.

          Our Values:


Environmental Action: Creating epicenters for understanding and connecting with how we impact our place through our surroundings such as gardens, trails, and parks.

Local Engagement: Seeking to include and grow the local communities through outdoor space, understanding environments, and building
stronger ties between residents.

Serve and Connect: Providing avenues through which local members can serve and connect to resources that can improve quality of life.

Empowering Community: Support and inspire community members to take the lead within their own networks.

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…

I.G. Sets Priorities for 2018

This year, will you join Imagine Grinnell in making our community a better place for everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, political perspective or religious belief? In 2017 Imagine Grinnell: Founded Marvin Gardens, a private park on Marvin Ave. near Arbor …

Read more

A Reminder on 6 Great Reasons Grinnell Needs a Skatepark

As we near our fundraising goal for the revamping of the skatepark, refresh yourself on these 6 great reasons Grinnell needs a skatepark:

Read more

Put Your Garden to Bed: Tips

Over the past few weeks, since the “Put Your Garden to Bed” workshop was cancelled at the end of October, Imagine Grinnell has been posting tips to Facebook to get your garden ready for winter on your own. With the weather to continuing to hold out, it may be worth your while to clean up …

Read more

Workshop: Put Your Garden to Bed

Fall is finally here, and it’s time to put your garden to bed. Join Imagine Grinnell, Backyard Abundance, and the Poweshiek County Master Gardeners of Iowa this Saturday, October 28th at 9:30 AM for a workshop to prepare your garden for the coming winter. 

Read more

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”, …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more