Gardens

Summer celebration along Downtown's South Division Avenue

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Another sunny August in Grand Rapids marks the most exciting First Fridays event of the season: the 14th annual artist’s market, hosted by the Avenue for the Arts. First Fridays is a monthly event held in the business corridor along South...

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Rain gardens continue to flourish, transform Plaster Creek area

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 01-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is the summer of 2014, and rain has begun to fall on a hot July afternoon in West Michigan. One droplet lands on a rooftop in the Alger Heights neighborhood, running down the sloped roof into the gutter and through the downspout onto the driveway...

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Intentional living in the context of your neighborhood

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Courtney Myers-Keaton   The Eastown Community Association (ECA) encourages neighbors to intentionally connect through its programs and events. Last year, the ECA constructed raised garden beds with the purpose of renting them out to...

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Heritage Hill Garden Show draws a crowd

by (magical)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

It was a beautiful sunny day for the sixth annual Garden Show sponsord by the Heritage Hill Neighborhood Association. The Garden Show 2013 included 10 homes that were open to the public who bought tickets for the event. "The garden show was Tom...

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Neighborhood on display for Heritage Hill Garden Tour

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Heritage Hill gardeners will open up their private gardens to the community this Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $8 in advance ($10 day-of-tour), visitors can purchase a ticket that folds open into a map for a self-guided tour of the...

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Growing, eating, reading: New book tells story of Grand Rapids food

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 06-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Timing is everything. It matters for growing and harvesting plants and for Lisa Rose Starner, it matters for writing her new book, "Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution." Laid up by knee surgery in April of last year after tearing her...

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Food access crisis affects Grand Rapids

by (marieroper)

Submitted 05-04-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

By: Marie Roper, Naomi Jackins, Taylor Libolt, Katie Burkley, and Amanda Granger Over the past 50 years, access to healthy food has become more dispersed due to urban sprawl and the development of mega-grocery stores. These mega-grocery stores tend...

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The Local Beet: Growing a crop of smart, healthy Grand Rapidians

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-05-2010 under OPINION

Food, food, food – the topic of food has hit mainstream. Many of us have heard of the latest food blockbuster, Food Inc., listened to food expert Michael Pollan on Oprah, or have heard the British super chef Jamie Oliver, who is looking to remake...

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