Urban Living

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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Downtown living and zero-mile food

by (mnickels5)

Submitted 03-03-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Hyper-local food just got a few steps closer to home, and you don’t even need a yard. Container gardening is an easy, low-maintenance project that will reward you with year-round edibles. The benefits of growing food in your living space go far...

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