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Activating Downtown Spaces: Heartside Community Reclaims Pekich Park

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

The consensus work that Maloney and other local stakeholders have contributed to the Heartside Quality of Life Study is now coming to fruition. This summer, Pekich Park, which has been a historically problematic area for neighbors, saw...

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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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Open the Door: Community gardening as personal growth

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

“People should take pride in their community and treat each other with respect,” says SaRah, Community Gardener and Dwelling Place resident in Muskegon Heights. SaRah, a resident and community gardener at Roosevelt Apartments, was one...

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Kids' Food Basket announces "Feeding Our Future" campaign

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NEWS

Kids’ Food Basket announced their new $6 million campaign, "Feeding Our Future" at the future site of their new headquarters on an old Grand Rapids' farm at a ceremony this morning at 1919 Leonard St. NE. Bridget Clark Whitney,...

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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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Artists Creating Together partners with Creston Neighborhood Association in Art of Gardening class

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Over the course of 14 weeks, individuals ages 16 and older with disabilities have created and grown together through the Art of Gardening course offered by Artists Creating Together in partnership with the Creston Neighborhood Association. Art of...

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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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Neighborhood Association to host annual plant, seed exchange

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Midtown Neighborhood Association (MNA) will be hosting their annual Perennial Plant and Seed Exchange on May 16 at the Midtown Green Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is open to the community. Kelly Otto, executive director and...

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Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” on April 18 from 1-4 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day 2015. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering...

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New class series offer holistic view of nutrition, healthy living at Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 01-20-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

January is the traditional time of year to start fresh, and when many people vow to make changes in their health and lifestyle choices, related to New Year resolutions or post-holiday weight gain. But how does someone move from a short-lived diet to...

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