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Little Prairie in the Big City

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Join us in connecting sacred teaching on the care of creation with the sustainability movement. We are working to establish a portion of the Marywood campus into a prairie habitat.
<center>A peak at what awaits you on the prairie.</center>

A peak at what awaits you on the prairie.

Map to Free parking at DCM on Lakeside, NE

Map to Free parking at DCM on Lakeside, NE

“We are looking forward to showcasing the amazing benefits of the Little Prairie in the Big City,” said Sister Lucille Janowiak, coordinator of the Prairie Committee on the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids  campus.  “This little prairie offers a much needed habitat where diverse plants and wildlife can flourish.  It offers a contemplative space for connecting with, and discovering, Michigan’s treasures,” she said.

The public is invited to a program to explore offerings of the prairie with Committee members who include: Michael Bruggink, owner of Fen View Design LLC, Chris Muldoon, Master Gardener, Joyce Tuharsky, Naturalist and Teacher, Dee Versluis, Artist and Photographer.  

The program, sponsored by Dominican Center Marywood, will be held Monday, September 23, 6:30 PM (rain date, September 24, 6:30 PM).  The campus is located at 2025 E. Fulton with parking off of Lakeside Drive (see map to free DCM parking at right).  The prairie is located at the NW corner of the intersection of Fulton and Lakeside, North East. 

The program begins at the prairie site. After an introduction, participants will move, at short intervals, to four marked stations where they will meet with a committee member who will highlight some feature of the prairie.

Following the outdoor stations, participants will move into the Marywood Health Center. There, a short visual will be shown that summarizes the merits of native plants and grasses that make up prairies and increasingly, residential gardens. Participants will then have an opportunity to visit displays and converse with native plant experts and generous partners from Fen View Design, Michigan Wildflower Farm, Romence Gardens and the River City Wild Ones.

To register online:   CLICK HERE .

To register by phone, call 616.514.3325.  

Cost: $15.00.  

Please RSVP by September 20 if at all possible. (We need a minimum number of participants to proceed.)


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