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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Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park to offer cultural experience to West Michigan with new Japanese Garden

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-12-2015 under NEWS

Artfully placed boulders, precisely pruned plants and the sound of rushing water surround and fill an eight acre space at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. After years of construction, the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden is ready...

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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

Garfield Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA) is working with several Community Partners on a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE. They hope to contribute to community transformation, neighborhood revitalization and ecological...

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Have you considered growing your own healthy food?

by (OKT)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

As the first day of spring approaches, local, grassroots nonprofit, Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is growing food plants at the Blandford Farm greenhouses. In May, OKT will distribute these food plants to the families and individuals...

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Heritage Hill Garden Tour

by (JW Payne)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under

Trickling fountains and meandering paths flanked by explosions of color. The Heritage Hill Garden Tour is back again, this time with eleven private gardens open to the public. The gardens are clustered in a relatively small area making it a...

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Community gardens are growing vegetables, knowledge and community

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Everyone eats. And most of us like hanging out with friends. This is why the local community garden is important. A community garden gives individuals and families a place to grow and care for a plot of fruits and vegetables with others in their...

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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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Catalyst Radio: Our Kitchen Table teaching gardening for food security

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we visit with Lisa Oliver King of the environmental justice and food security nonprofit Our Kitchen Table. Beginning...

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Instruments of Hope Blessing of the Animals

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Instruments of Hope Continues Promoting Mission of Peace Through Blessing of the Animals, featuring renowned flutist Carmen Maret as Pied Piper Instruments of Hope, a Grand Rapids-based non profit organization dedicated to promoting peace...

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