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Marvin Garden Get Together

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Marvin Garden, 600 Marvin Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Categories: Entertainment
Kid Friendly
Nature & Outdoors

Event Description:

Join Imagine Grinnell as we celebrate the end of the season at Marvin Garden! This event takes place on Sunday, September 18 from 1 – 3 PM and includes appetizers, beverages and live music from Emma Kieran, singer-songwriter from Grinnell College. Seating will be limited and lawn chairs are recommended.

Marvin Garden is located at 600 Marvin Avenue, east of Arbor Lake and is one of nine local Giving Gardens in the Grinnell community. Community volunteers maintain the garden and are encouraged to harvest their own free produce. Imagine Grinnell donates remaining produce to the MICA food pantry.

Marvin Garden is also home Imagine Grinnell’s Plate to Plant community compost program. The goal of the Plate to Plant program is to divert organic wastes from the landfill by collecting residential kitchen scraps and biodegradables and turn them into rich compost soil. Beginning in 2020, per year of operation, Plate to Plant has so far diverted around 30,000 pounds of household food scraps, on top of around 10,000 pounds in commercial waste per year. That’s the equivalent of diverting the carbon emissions from 17 cars every year. Subscription sign-up to the Plate to Plant program will re-open in early winter where six month or yearly subscriptions will be available.

Imagine Grinnell is a local nonprofit that works to offer vibrant, sustainable and healthy programs for the community. Imagine Grinnell is a partner program of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. For more information on Imagine Grinnell programs or to get involved, visit imaginegrinnell.org.

 

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