Grand Rapids Downtown Market hosts free Spring Break activities for kids on April 4

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 4, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Lil Green Thumbs: Spring Break in the Greenhouse, a free event for kids and families, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Families looking for something fun to do with the kids during Spring Break can...

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Learn how to make safe, healthy lawns and gardens in Grand Rapids

by (Sierra Club Gra...)

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

Did you know the Sierra Club is active right here in Grand Rapids? Come join us at our special event on Monday April 9, 2018 7:00 p.m. at Mayfair Church, 1736 Lyon St. N.E. This educational program is tilted "Soil Alive" and will be...

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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Growing food can be transformative. South Central LA resident and urban gardening proponent, Ron Finley has said, "Growing your own food is like printing your own money." In his guerilla gardening TED Talk, he has said he, "Witnessed...

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In Season: May 20, 2017

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 05-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

Items to Watch: Asparagus Garden Transplants Flower Baskets Rhubarb Produce: Apples Asparagus (Green & Purple) Carrots Cucumbers Greens Green Onions Lettuce Microgreens (Radishes, Sunflowers, Peas, Mixes) Mushrooms  Potatoes (Multiple...

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Eastown Community Association hosts "Dig Into Spring" workshops

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” this Saturday, April 29 from 1-5 p.m. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering the topics of bringing...

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

by (Elizabeth Micha...)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

As an educator of the Huron Potawatomi Head Start I wish to express what an honor and privilege it is for our program to be a recipient of the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund. These funds will allow our students to experience growing a garden....

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Urban Roots growing from farm to community

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jamie walked up one day and asked how much the cut flowers were. Given that we weren’t selling many of them that day, and that Jamie was a regular passer-by, I told him free for him today. “No, I couldn’t do that to you guys,...

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Urban Roots holds second annual plant sale, open house

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

If Green Zebra Tomato, Clemson Spotted Okra or Toscano Kale make your heart beat a little faster, then you won’t want to miss Urban Roots’ Second Annual Plant Sale and Open House. Hundreds of vegetable and herb plants have been...

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Garfield Park's community garden expands to include all neighbors

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-03-2016 under NEWS

For the second year, the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association will be hosting a community garden. Started in 2015 with the help of Phil Whaler, an agronomist, the garden will expand this year to include community plots that anyone can work without...

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Urban Roots to host open house

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NEWS

Drive through nearly any major metropolitan city in 2015, and you will quickly discover abounding hints of urban agriculture sweeping across the concrete jungle. Hoophouses, beehives, edible landscapes, urban orchards and rooftop gardens are...

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