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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Heritage Hill Garden Tour highlights diverse neighborhood gardens

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The seventh annual Heritage Hill Garden Tour, a walking tour of private gardens in the neighborhood, was open to the public on July 12. Since it began, the garden tour has alternated every year between the north and south districts of the...

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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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Plant sale to help fund Well House projects

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Well House will be hosting its second annual plant sale located at 600 Cass Avenue SE. There will be over 1,000 plants available to choose from with varieties ranging from heirloom tomatoes to herbs. All...

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Brewery Vivant to host "Beer the Change" celebration

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, March 30, Brewery Vivant will welcome the community to participate in their annual “Beer the Change” event. The brewery’s visual sustainability report will be presented visually and interactively featuring a...

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Horticulturist to teach small space growing methods

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, Flowerland in Kentwood will host a free lecture and discussion with horticulturist Stacey Hirvela entitled "Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds and More" based...

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Tree House Community Garden nestles in to Baxter neighborhood

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

Since 2012 the Tree House Community Garden has been providing Baxter neighbors with access to growing their own fresh food and a safe haven for folks to gather together. Matthew Fowler, along with wife Kristin Fowler and their friends, started the...

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Our Fresh Local envisions community gardens, energy efficient housing

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Our Fresh Local founder Jenny Bongiorno has big plans for the edification of Grand Rapids neighborhoods. She envisions a community that is eager to participate in growing and harvesting its own food. Her farming experience has taken her to Costa...

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