Civic Center

410 East Washington St.

Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Contact Project GREEN


Cindy Parsons:


Diane Allen:


Project GREEN is a citizen-volunteer nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization formed in 1968, which invests in public landscaping projects and promotes environmental awareness in the greater Iowa City area. The group focuses its efforts on beautifying green spaces, parks, major community entryways, roadsides, and median parkways, as well as all public school grounds within the Iowa City Community School District. By working cooperatively with city, county, state, and school district officials, Project GREEN benefits the life of our community by enhancing our natural environment.


Project GREEN is an acronym for Grow to Reach Environmental Excellence

Now, and our membership consists of those who donate their time, talent, or resources – over 500 “members” to date.


Since its founding 50 years ago in 1968, the organization has raised and contributed over 2 million dollars to complete more than 30 city and county landscaping projects.


Every year Project GREEN sponsors these events:


The Sunday Garden Forums, an annual wintertime series of programs for the year-round gardener, is co-sponsored by Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library. Click HERE for more information.


GREEN Garden Fair and plant sale, is held in early May, and it also features refreshments, gift items, and local experts to answer your garden-related questions. Click HERE for more information.


Each summer Project GREEN sponsors Garden Tours are held in late June, featuring walkable neighborhoods. We have been focusing on our important native pollinators, and this year will also feature “Quilts in the Garden” in partnership with the Old Capitol Quilters Guild. Click HERE for more information.


We also feature a fall and spring newsletter. Click HERE for more information.




Thank you for supporting Project GREEN and attending the Garden Tour –

we had over 600

tour attendees!


Order tickets HERE.

Silent Auction Items,

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