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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Focusing on the Southeast area of Grand Rapids, the organization Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is actively empowering community members to reexamine their food system and giving them the tools to improve their health and environment. Lisa Oliver King,...

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Thomas Street Neighborhood Garden plans orchard with Friends of GR Parks grant

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids will be increasing its tree count to the delight of both neighbors on Thomas Street and those at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks working to see the city's tree canopy grow. The new Thomas Street Community Garden is receiving six fruit...

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The importance of healthy insects

by (crestongr)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

By: Caroline       Most of us have probably heard about the dramatic decline of the bee population. More recently the sudden decline in the monarch population has also been in the news, but what about the health of other...

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Beyond hunger relief: Congress Elementary uses gardening to get kids excited about healthy food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank works with a network of 1,200 hunger-relief agencies across West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Many of those agencies and host sites do more than simply hand out food. Congress Elementary School in Grand...

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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Located in neighborhoods throughout metro Grand Rapids, community gardens provide a space for neighbors, friends, and community members to share a piece of land and grow their own produce, typically in individual garden plots.  Some of these...

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Well House community garden to give access to fresh produce in food desert

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Well House hopes to improve access to fresh, healthy food in the north end of the South East Community Assocation (SECA) neighborhood by creating a community garden for residents to grow and harvest vegetables. SECA is one of several food deserts in...

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