Renew Your Membership for 2015

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We can’t Imagine Grinnell without you! Imagine Grinnell sincerely thanks you for your past support and all that you have allowed Imagine Grinnell to accomplish in our community. By supporting Imagine Grinnell, you ensure a future filled with accomplishments that keep our community green, playing, and growing.

This year, Imagine Grinnell is taking on a number of new projects, including:

  • Establishing a composting site
  • Promoting green schools
  • Starting a plastic bag campaign
  • Installing trail lighting and signs
  • Improving sidewalks
  • Adding water fountains on trails
  • Creating a youth garden at Summer Street Park
  • Building monarch butterfly way stations

Join us this year by renewing your membership here, or find out how easy it is to donate here. We appreciate your support!

Spread the Holiday Cheer with Imagine Grinnell!

Holiday Giving

This winter, spread the holiday cheer by giving a gift that can benefit all of our community members: an Imagine Grinnell membership or donation. Imagine Grinnell’s programs impact everyone from children to adults.

By becoming a member, you can become an integral part of the Imagine Grinnell team by writing grants that support community programs and services, providing programming for recreation, environmental improvements, and energy conservation, supporting new initiatives that improve the quality of life in Grinnell, promoting a healthy environment, complement economic development efforts in our community, and participating in events and volunteer opportunities.

Donations of any size also play a critical role in ensuring Imagine Grinnell can continue to provide our services and programs. By donating to Imagine Grinnell, you are giving a gift that will not only benefit our current community, but will also benefit the next generation of our community.

Becoming a member and donating is easy to do! Just visit our membership and donation page on our website! Thank you for your support, and we hope you have a very happy holiday.

Imagine Grinnell Seed Library is Open

Seeds

Imagine Grinnell Seed Library is open and housed at the Drake Community Library.

People are able to check out seeds for both vegetables and native plants from the library free of charge. No seed saving experience is required, and people will not be expected to return seeds to the library. However, approved seed savers may help support the library by saving seeds.

In the future, Imagine Grinnell plans on hosting seed saving workshops to teach the basic principles of seed saving and providing instructional seed saving materials.

Imagine Grinnell hopes that the seed saving library will aid the preservation of the genetic diversity of seeds and also encourage people to plant both native plants and vegetables.

Contact imaginegrinnell@iowatelecom.net if you have any questions or wish to donate seeds.

 

Seed Saving Inventory as of June 4th includes:

 

Type Variety Harvested By Drawer
Pea Green Arrow Seed   Savers Exchange 1
Pea Tom   Thumb Seed   Savers Exchange 1
Pea Amish   Snap Seed   Savers Exchange 1
Pea Golden   Sweet Seed   Savers Exchange 1
Bean Rattlesnake   Snap Seed   Savers Exchange 2
Bean Purple   Podded Pole Seed   Savers Exchange 2
Bean Tiger’s   Eye Jordan   Scheibel 2
Bean Royal   Purple Podded Seed   Savers Exchange 2
Bean Pencil   Pod Golden Wax Bean Seed   Savers Exchange 3
Bean Tiger’s   Eye Seed   Savers Exchange 3
Bean Hidatsa   Shield Figure Bean Seed   Savers Exchange 3
Bean Sultan’s   Golden Crescent Seed   Savers Exchange 3
Lettuce Merveille   Des Quatre Saisons Seed   Savers Exchange 4
Lettuce Heirloom   Lettuce Mixture Seed   Savers Exchange 4
Lettuce Amish   Deer Tongue Seed   Savers Exchange 4
Lettuce Crisp   Mint Seed   Savers Exchange 4
Lettuce Rossa   Di Trento Seed   Savers Exchange 5
Lettuce Slobolt Seed   Savers Exchange 5
Lettuce Rossimo Seed   Savers Exchange 5
Lettuce Forellenschluss Seed   Savers Exchange 5
Spinach Monstruew   De Viroflay Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. 6
Spinach Bloomsdale Seed   Savers Exchange 6
Spinach American Seed   Savers Exchange 6
Spinach New   Zealand Seed   Savers Exchange 6
Swiss   Chard Fordhook   Giant Seed   Savers Exchange 6
Turnip Purple   Top White Globe Seed   Savers Exchange 7
Okra Star   of David Seed   Savers Exchange 7
Okra Red   Burgundy Seed   Savers Exchange 7
Turnip Golden   Globe Seed   Savers Exchange 7
Beet Chioggia Seed   Savers Exchange 7
Cucumber Longfellow Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Russian   Pickling Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Poona   Kheera Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Japanese   Climbing Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Armenian Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Mexican   Sour Gherkin Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Boothby’s   Blonde Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Parisian   Pickling Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Cucumber Crystal   Apple Seed   Savers Exchange 8
Gourd Striped   Pear Seed   Savers Exchange 9
Gourd Ten   Commandments Seed   Savers Exchange 9
Gourd Spinning Seed   Savers Exchange 9
Gourd Birdhouse Seed   Savers Exchange 9
Gourd Bule Seed   Savers Exchange 9
Type Variety Harvested   By Drawer
Gourd Chinese   Miniature Seed   Savers Exchange 9
Squash Summer   Crookneck Seed   Savers Exchange 10
Squash Tours Seed   Savers Exchange 10
Squash Strawberry   Crown Seed   Savers Exchange 10
Squash Patisson   Panches Jaune et Verte Seed   Savers Exchange 10
Squash Pennsylvania   Dutch Crookneck Seed   Savers Exchange 11
Squash Boston   Marrow Seed   Savers Exchange 11
Squash Table   Queen Seed   Savers Exchange 11
Squash Golden   Hubbard Seed   Savers Exchange 11
Squash Sibley Seed   Savers Exchange 11
Squash Chirimen Seed   Savers Exchange 11
Squash Australian   Butter Seed   Savers Exchange 12
Squash Fordhook   Acorn Seed   Savers Exchange 12
Squash Table   Queen Seed   Savers Exchange 12
Squash Queensland   Blue Seed   Savers Exchange 12
Squash Turk’s   Turbin Seed   Savers Exchange 12
Melon Early   Hanover Seed   Savers Exchange 13
Melon Noir   des Carmes Seed   Savers Exchange 13
Melon Banana Seed   Savers Exchange 13
Melon Haogen Seed   Savers Exchange 13
Melon Bidwell   Casaba Seed   Savers Exchange 13
Melon Boule   d’Or Melon Seed   Savers Exchange 14
Melon Minnesota   Midget Seed   Savers Exchange 14
Melon Eden’s   Gem Seed   Savers Exchange 14
Melon Amish Seed   Savers Exchange 14
Melon Sweet   Granite Seed   Savers Exchange 14
Melon Charentais Seed   Savers Exchange 14
Watermelon Chelsea Seed   Savers Exchange 15
Watermelon Moon   & Stars Seed   Savers Exchange 15
Watermelon Moon   & Stars (Cherokee) Seed   Savers Exchange 15
Watermelon Picnic Seed   Savers Exchange 15
Watermelon Blacktail   Mountain Seed   Savers Exchange 15
Watermelon Moon   & Stars (Van Doren) Seed   Savers Exchange 15
Watermelon Sweet   Siberion Seed   Savers Exchange 16
Watermelon Petite   Yellow Seed   Savers Exchange 16
Watermelon Orangeglo Seed   Savers Exchange 16
Watermelon Mountain   Sweet Yellow Seed   Savers Exchange 16
Watermelon Red   Seeded Citron Seed   Savers Exchange 16
Herb Purple   Dark Opal Basil Seed   Savers Exchange 17
Herb Genovese   Basil Seed   Savers Exchange 17

 

 

Announcing Tree Inventory Services from Imagine Grinnell

Kathy Andersen, a recent Grinnell College graduate, is working for Imagine Grinnell this summer to establish tree mapping and tree inventory services. This program will both serve as a source of revenue for Imagine Grinnell and also will offer private companies, landholders, and municipalities in the region the tools to strategically manage the trees on their property, all while furthering the mission of Imagine Grinnell.

Ideal for individuals with larger tree holdings, the Tree Inventory Services will include a final recommendations report with the ecological value and replacement value of the trees, specific tree maintenance needs and direction for further assistance, mitigation of Emerald Ash Borer risk, and more.

 

To learn more about the program or to set up a consultation for services, you can contact Imagine Grinnell or Kathy Andersen, the current tree inventory intern.

Katherine (Kathy) Andersen

Katherine.Andersen@gmail.com

402-681-6277

May 25th: Community Garden workshop on succession planting

PrintOn Saturday, May 25th, there will be a workshop, Get the most of your harvest: Succession planting, at the Community Garden from 10:30 am — noon.

Location: James Miller Park (Lake Nyanza), High Street entrance

Community garden workshops combine learning and hands-on demonstration to showcase different gardening techniques and styles.

This workshop is free of charge.

Pre-registration is encouraged: email imaginegrinnell@iowatelecom.net, or call 641-236-5518 ext. 227.