On January 7th from 5:30 till 8:00 PM Step out of the Florida Keys and into the country-side of Thailand at the Grimal Grove. The first of our cultural dinner series will enchant attendees with an authentic Thai experience. An evening in Thailand includes a guided tour, tropical fruit tasting, summer rolls with ginger peanut sauces, local shrimp pad thai Shrimps Pad Thai (Stir Fried noodles with Shrimps), and a porridge tie desert (Sticky Rice and Banana topping with Coconut Sweet Sauces). The authentic Thai dinner will be prepared and served by Yuph Kuhn. The highlight of the night is a traditional Thai Folk dance performed by Chortip Kutil. An open bar will include beer and wine. Wine Provided By La Creperia Key West, French Cafe Downtown

Tickets are $85.00 for non members and $75.00 for members. Space is limited. Only 40 tickets available.
Don’t feel like driving. Take the Key West Shuttle with Champagne toast. $25 R/T Call UP THE KEYS eco tours. UPTHEKEYS.COM. Reserve now. space is limited 305-587-5575


Check out our short documentary about the Grimal Grove!

Old Man and the Grove

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Our eight-minute short documentary was produced with the hopes to raise funds to tell the story in the manner befitting of such a complex, interesting tale. Help us tell this story of passion, sacrifice, and lunacy!

Grove to Table: Bringing local fresh produce to you.

Grimal Grove now offers a boutique, market and tree nursery at True Value Hardware, 30770 Overseas Hwy in Big Pine Key. Up the road from the grove. We are also providing organically grown produce from the most trustworthy farms in Homestead. We supply the only local organic produce in the lower Keys. We supply stores, restaurants, and homes. We are in need of improving our refrigeration to improve our quality for you. We already raised $2,025 on Giving Tuesday, help us reach the remainder of our goal by December 2016.




Growing Hope Initiative’s mission for the Grimal Grove is to revitalize and showcase the history and landscape architecture that made the Grimal Grove a natural wonder of the Florida Keys and to offer the community a truly unique edible park, community arts and education center, and epicenter for self sufficiency in the Florida Keys.


The Grimal Grove proves to be the ideal location to address and enhance Growing Hope’s four key issues:

Environmental health
Artistic development
Community welfare

Grimal Grove will act as a catalyst for environmental and agricultural innovation, community engagement, voluntourism and entrepreneurship. The Grimal Grove is more than a destination for tropical fruit enthusiasts. It is a resource for the community including under-served marginalized populations and will strengthen the Florida Keys community.


Produced: February 2013

30770 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Main: (305) 923-6663

Growing Hope Initiative