Grimes Giving Garden

“Check Out” a plot using a Grimes Public Library card.  Don’t have a library card?  It’s easy & free – come in with a photo ID and proof of current address (piece of mail, check, bill, etc.) and sign up for a free card.  This will help us keep better track of the plots.  Plots will be checked out to you for the entire garden season.

Garden Aerial  View for 2017

Here are the basics:

  • Plots are first-come, first-served.  Plot size is 15 x 25.
  • On April 27, we will have tillers out at the garden to use for free from 2PM to 7PM.  You are welcome to till before then if you choose.
  • Garden is located behind St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  Address of church is 1001 S James St, Grimes, IA 50111.
  • NO CHARGE to check out a plot.  HOWEVER, if you neglect your garden, City of Grimes does reserve the right to charge $50.00.
  • GRIMES COMMUNITY GARDEN CONTRACT 2017  Please bring the application when you come to the library to check out your plot.  Blank applications are available at library.
  • Water Source: Hoses (attached to the church) will be out at the garden for your convenience.  Turn the spigot on to use.  Please remember to turn it off when you leave the garden.
  • Your produce is yours to keep, sell, or give.
  • On Wednesdays from 7:00PM to sundown, a Master Gardener will be out at the garden to answer all of your questions.
  • Want to VOLUNTEER?  Call Cheryl at 515-986-3551.

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