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Baxter Greenhouse Initiative: Growing more than greens

by (sara)

Submitted 04-22-2012 under NEWS

In 2009, the Baxter neighborhood was declared a “food desert” by the Health Department for having no nearby sources of fresh food or produce. In response, the Baxter Community Center began the Greenhouse Initiative as part of its 40th...

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Peace pole installation at Wealthy Theatre in honor of Dirk Koning

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NEWS

On a gray noon, the beats of Badenya caromed through Wealthy Theatre as a small crowd gathered for the Earth Day peace pole dedication ceremony. The peace pole was the closing chapter of a memorial to Dirk Koning, the first executive director of the...

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Don't be a stranger

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Mary Navarre --  Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids In the movie "Eat, Pray, Love", Elizabeth Gilbert describes her first attempt at prayer something like this: “Hello God, how are you? I’m Liz. It’s nice to meet you. I’...

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Steil Boys & Girls Club gets new community garden thanks to volunteers

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, June 19, 2010, Club members at Steil Boys & Girls Club added playing in the dirt to the endless list of activities provided at the Club. The work of nearly 50 Amway Global volunteers, donations from the Green Education...

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[MIDTOWN] Midtown Green sculpture and meditation garden proposal meeting

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Midtown Green Park, at the corner of Eastern and Fountain, has long been a favorite neighborhood fun spot.  Whether it’s flying a kite, throwing a frisbee or playing catch with Fido, many Midtown neighbors use this park as an extension of their...

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[MIDTOWN] Spring activity summaries

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 06-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

Brikyaat Community Garden comes together with contributions and volunteer efforts Following the final thaw, volunteers and Midtown staff partnered to rehabilitate the Brikyaat Community Garden (61 Holland NE). Donations of time and coldhard cash...

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