Grinnell Area Garden Club

A brick raised bed on a city sidewalk filled with greenery and flowers in bloom


Mission: The Grinnell Area Garden Club was organized in 1993 by a group of local gardeners with the purpose of enriching and educating its members in the fields of gardening and plants. Meetings have featured a variety of programs during the year as well as serving to plan for the beautification of the community by sponsorship of gardening projects. In addition, the club has awarded grants to other groups for community improvement.

Location: Grinnell  (0.5 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Volunteers to plant the downtown planters and maintain landscaping at the Grinnell Area Arts Center.  2022 the Grinnell Area Garden Club received a grant to replant Merrill Park, so will need volunteers for that Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.  There is always something that needs our attention!



  • Ongoing: yes

When is service needed: year-round

Number of hours: Flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: no
  • Fully virtual possible: no


Background check required: no

Equipment/logistics needed: Dress appropriately for working outside; garden gloves; sunscreen; water.


Training supplied: Gardening direction from Master Gardeners is provided.


How to apply: Send a message through the group’s Facebook site at

Contact: Karie Lowell

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