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Partnership, Community, and a Whole Lot of Waste

The last installment of Imagine Grinnell’s Waste Reduction Speaker Series concluded on July 22 with a presentation by Jennifer Jordan and Jane Wilch. Jennifer Jordan is the Resource Management Superintendent for the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center in Iowa City. Her colleague, Jane Wilch, is the Recycling Coordinator. The presentation included information about the […]

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Giving Gardens map

Wondering where the Grinnell Giving Gardens are located?  They might be just down the street or around the corner. Check out the map and stop by one today! The gardens offer free, fresh, local produce, such as, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes and much more. Tell your friends and neighbors and head out […]

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Jennifer Trent presents at Drake Community Library

40% of all food produced in the United States ends up in landfills or is incinerated. This food waste produces methane gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide, costs the United States economy $165 billion per year and never reaches the 40 million people in the United States that struggle with hunger. […]

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Do You Know What Happens to Your Food?

Do you know what happens to your food? This was a guiding question at the composting workshop led by Andy Dunham on Monday, July 16. “Our goal is to improve food literacy,” Andy said. “That means knowing what happens to your food at every step of the way.” Composting is an important step in the […]