Clean Your Heart(side) Out!

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 04-20-2023 under NONPROFITS

“People see the historic buildings, they see all different types of people, and they’re not quite sure what they’re looking at – we who work in the neighborhood space are constantly thinking of the 4,000+ residents, and how...

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Gardening Education for Food Sovereignty: An Interview with Julie Brunson from H.O.P.E. Gardens

by (Kent County Foo...)

Submitted 01-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

Just last year, the Kent County Food Policy Council launched to strengthen and grow the food system in Kent County. As we build momentum, discuss, and prioritize issues, we are gathering information and engaging with our community through a project...

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Amidst a pandemic, invest in the unknown

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

We welcome back Kyle Kooyers, as we continue our series from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute staff. Kyle began working at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute while a graduate student at Calvin Theological Seminary, and then joined us full-time as...

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Activating Downtown Spaces: Heartside Community Reclaims Pekich Park

by (DwellingPlace)

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 (DwellingPlace)

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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