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Eastown's annual Picnic in the Park to plant 15 new trees

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association (ECA) is hosting its annual Picnic in the Park on Saturday, May 9 at Sigsbee Park. This year, they are starting off the day by partnering with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to plant 15 trees...

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Arbor Day roots extend to Michigan

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In 2013, Friends of GR Parks was awarded the Excellence in Urban Forestry Award from the Arbor Day Foundation for the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project. Celebrating Arbor Day in Grand Rapids is a great way to bring people back to why...

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Celebrate NeighborWoods month with tree plantings

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, with the help of the City of Grand Rapids and community partners, will celebrate NeighborWoods Month with tree plantings throughout our community. These events are part of several hundred re-greening efforts throughout...

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Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting on Friday, August 29, patrons can stop into any Grand Rapids area brewery (see full list at right) as well as local brewpubs The Meanwhile Bar, Green Well and Big Bob’s Pizza to order a tree inspired beer, where a portion of the sales...

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Should we keep our trees?

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 07-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Our community has set firm goals for tree canopy. Green Grand Rapids, the City’s Urban Forest Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan and the Sustainability Plan all highlight the City’s 40% tree canopy goal. It’s not just an arbitrary...

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Orchards, edible parks, food forests increasingly popular in placemaking

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The larger trend of edible parks and food forests being built across the country is the result of residents asking more from their community spaces and embracing public spaces. In Grand Rapids, we've worked with several groups and neighborhoods...

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In Season: December 7, 2013

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 12-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

Just In at the Market: Wreaths & Garland Egg Nog Christmas Trees Get it Before It's Gone: Chestnuts Currently at the Market: Brussel Sprouts Turnips Sweet PotatoesWinter SquashPie...

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In Season: November 30, 2013

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 11-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

Just In at the Market: Wreaths & Garland Egg Nog Christmas Trees Get it Before It's Gone: Chestnuts Currently at the Market: Brussel Sprouts Turnips Sweet PotatoesWinter SquashPie...

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Help restore the tree canopy at Riverside Park

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FOGRP) on October 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree planting and fun activities at Riverside Park. Due to the destruction from the emerald ash borer, new trees need to be planted which will help increase the...

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Planting party to celebrate the breweries of beer city

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

This past summer, Grand Rapids' breweries created and sold their own versions of a tree-inspired craft beer. All 18 breweries sold their tree-inspired beer in order to support the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project and Friends of Grand Rapids...

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