Civic Center • 410 East Washington St. • Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Contact Project GREEN co-Presidents:
Cindy Parsons 319-400-7179
Diane Allen 319-354-5720



New Project:
Ashton House


Garden Fair

Garden Tour



Garden Forums


Annual Reports

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – Every Monday beginning June 5, 2017, weather permitting, gardening at the Ashton House, 820 Park Road, Iowa City,
9 a.m. to 11a.m. Bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and some planting. All are welcome!

From left to right: Diane Allen, Jo Pattschull, Monica Hoherz, Barb Hansen, Connie Goeb, Sue Mullins, and Becky Hall.

Cheers from Project GREEN!

Project GREEN 2016 Parkways Report is done, download it HERE.

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016
Project GREEN honors volunteers at Project GREEN Gardens

IOWA CITY – Current Project GREEN officers and volunteers honored all their volunteers, past and present, last month when a large stone planter was installed at the Ashton House entrance at 820 Park Road.

The planter unveiling was held on a blustery November day, and celebrated by a group of hardy volunteers. Each volunteer who came out for this celebration likely represents nearly 100 volunteers who have worked for Project GREEN throughout its 48-year history. The planter was filled with soil and tulip bulbs to provide a colorful display next spring, and a festive holiday greenery and red ribbons topping.
Since Project GREEN (Grow to Reach Environmental Excellence Now) was launched in 1968, the nonprofit has funded $2 million in projects, including Project GREEN Gardens, a public garden at the city-owned, historic Ned Ashton House at 820 Park Road. Project GREEN dedicated a $75,000 gift in 2012 to Iowa City to fund plantings at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Through the years, the all-volunteer Project GREEN effort has grown to include parks, roadsides, riverfronts and median parkways on state, county, and city properties and all public school grounds. Project GREEN also supports efforts to educate citizens about the importance of beautifying private property as well. The organization will celebrate 50 years of service to the community in 2018.

Project GREEN volunteers are pictured (left to right) at the unveiling of a new planter at the entrance of the Ashton House, 820 Park Road, are Max Molleston, Diane Allen, Cindy Parsons, Beth Peterson, Becky Hall, Jan Alan, Lori Leo, Jim Maynard, Marcia Schaeffer, Dan Daly, Laura Hawks, and Kasey Jurgensen.



City and Project GREEN receive REAP grant for Ashton House gardens! Click HERE for more info.

Need info on container recycling? Click below.

Project GREEN was organized in 1968 with the goal of enhancing and beautifying green spaces, parks, major entryways, roadsides, riverfronts, and median parkways on state, county, and city properties within the boundaries of Iowa City, and including all public school grounds within the Iowa City Community School District.

Annually Project GREEN offers:
48th GREEN Garden Fair & Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2087
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Carver Hawkeye Arena

GREEN Garden Tours
Sunday, June 23, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter Garden Forums
January 14, 2018
2 p.m.
February 11, 2018
2 p.m.
March 4, 2018
2 p.m.

Project GREEN is an all volunteer organization, and volunteers are our most vital commodity! Please consider the GREEN Garden Fair, the GREEN Garden Tour, or a Garden Forum as your volunteer activity. Gardening skills are not necessary; we also have need for clerical, administrative and technology assistance. Please see the Volunteers page for more information.

"Donations of perennial plants are welcome; for contact information click HERE"