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Grand Rapids Grows Green Weekend, September 19-21

Soon in Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids, children can play free of synthetic pesticides at six organic parks.
Grand Rapids Grows Green Weekend

Grand Rapids Grows Green Weekend

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More on Grand Rapids Grows Green Events:

Green Drinks, open to all.  Thursday, September 19, 5-7 pm, City Built Brewing. Features a panel discussion on how the City will implement organic lawn care in four parks.

Free Organic Parks Lunch and Learn, Friday September 20, 12- 2 pm at the Grand Rapids Parks and Rec building.  Register online

Stonyfield Play Free Field Day, Sept. 21, 1-4 pm, John Collins Park. Free yogurt, music and games, open to all. 

Come be a part of the Grand Rapids Grows Green Weekend, featuring 3 events that show how the Grand Rapids region "Leads the Michigan Organic Transition." 

Stonyfield Organic has teamed up with Midwest Grows Green, the Sierra Club Greater Grand Rapids and many other local organizations to help both the City of Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers on their fields. Stonyfield has donated $5,000 for the city of East Grand Rapids to use towards the transition of their parks.

“We appreciate Stonyfield Organic’s support as we transition our traditional lawn care materials to organic in two of our parks,” said East Grand Rapids Mayor Amna Seibold. East Grand Rapids plans to test organic products and approaches over the next three years at John Collins Park & the soccer field at Manhattan Park.

Both MGG & East Grand Rapids will share some of the steps taken at the two parks on Saturday, September 21st during Stonyfield’s #PlayFree Field Day at John Collins Park from 1 to 4 pm. 

MGG received additional support to help the City of Grand Rapids implement organic lawn care at four parks of Heartside, Highland, Rasberry Field and Kensington. MGG, EarthWorks & Grand Rapids will cover this detailed plan and provide a tour of Heartside Park during the FREE Organic Parks Lunch & Learn on Friday, September 20th from noon to 2 pm at the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation building. 

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