Come join us in the gardens! Every Thursday 5:30-7pm we’ll be in one of the gardens working on whatever needs doing. Tomorrow Sept. 13th we’ll be at Marvin garden and we’d love to see you there!
For further information, contact Kate Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org and Imagine Grinnell at email@example.com, 641-236-5518 or follow the event on Facebook.
On Saturday, July 7, Imagine Grinnell (IG) will combine its third annual Giving Gardens bike tour with a new offering—the first annual Grinnell Gravel Tour, a cycling option that is growing in popularity nationwide and within the community.
The bike tour is being coordinated this year by IG intern Kate Wiley, a 2016 Grinnell High School graduate. The bike tours are part of Imagine Grinnell’s mission to improve quality of life and promote a healthy environment for the Grinnell area with support from individuals, families, and businesses. Registration is free and no preregistration is required.Continue reading
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 your garden this Thanksgiving weekend before the snow hits. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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”, our brand new garden location on Marvin Ave. just west of Los Girasoles and Andy’s Auto. Drop by and check it out!
Want to get email updates on I.G. Garden projects? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 you and our local environment.Continue reading
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 family with a limited income, or a passer-by in need of a quick snack! Most of the food is distributed by the MICA food pantry.
Last summer, Imagine Grinnell volunteers and friends started work on a natural playscale and neighborhood giving garden at Summer Street Park in Grinnell. There is a lot of work left to do! Come join us for good food, meet new friends and help feed your neighbors! Rain Date: Sun. May 22nd.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions or wish to donate seeds.
Seed Saving Inventory as of June 4th includes:
|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|
|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|