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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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How to grow a rain garden in Grand Rapids to protect local watersheds

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 08-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Joel Betts, Green Infrastructure Associate with Plaster Creek Stewards Rain gardens have become an increasingly important tool in many urban areas for addressing the negative aspects of stormwater runoff. Over the last few years, Plaster...

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In Season: May 14, 2016

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

New Items: Asparagus Rhubarb Garden Transplants Flower Baskets Produce: Apples   Carrots Lettuce Microgreens (Radishes, Sunflowers, Peas, Mixes) Mushrooms  Potatoes (Multiple Varieties) Radishes Spinich Swiss Chard Tomatoes (Greenhouse...

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Heritage Hill Garden Tour highlights diverse neighborhood gardens

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The seventh annual Heritage Hill Garden Tour, a walking tour of private gardens in the neighborhood, was open to the public on July 12. Since it began, the garden tour has alternated every year between the north and south districts of the...

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Heritage Hill Garden Tour

by (JW Payne)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under

Trickling fountains and meandering paths flanked by explosions of color. The Heritage Hill Garden Tour is back again, this time with eleven private gardens open to the public. The gardens are clustered in a relatively small area making it a...

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Downtown outdoor market opens in Grand Rapids for 2014 season

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Erin Cataldo The Grand Rapids Downtown Market rolled out the “fresh” with the reopening of the Outdoor Market for its second season as Downtown Grand Rapids’ only farmers’ market. Thousands of eager shoppers bought...

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Downtown greening reduces crime, draws customers, adds beauty to our environment

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

There are many elements that go into creating a sense of place, that strong sense of identity of character that sets one area apart from everywhere else. In downtown Grand Rapids we have buildings that are historic and beautiful. The focus of the...

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As Different As Different Can Be

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-25-2010 under NONPROFITS

Rachel and Kaitlyn were born on the same day, of the same parents, raised in the same environment; yet as you can see - on their birthday bikes, at three years of age, they are as different as different can be.  Even the most cursory look...

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