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Smart Gardening: Edible Landscapes in Small Spaces


Is your space for gardening limited? It's still possible to have beautiful mini-gardens that can also provide you with delicious fresh produce. We will explore how to create beauty in pocket gardens, containers, or raised beds by combining ornamental and edible plants.
WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Parchment Public Library, 401 S. Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo
COST: Free and open to the public

Veggie 101 at Grow it Yourself Day!


Stop in at People's Food Co-op for their annual Grow it Yourself Day! Throughout the day you will find hands-on garden workshops, a plant sale, and experts on hand to answer your gardening questions.
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WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: People's Food Co-op, 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo
COST: Free and open to the public

Veggie 202:
Building Raised Beds


Learn why and how to garden in raised beds or containers in this workshop. You will also get an opportunity to help build a raised bed and one lucky attendee will be able to take it home after the workshop. Instructors: Tomme Maile, Trybal Revival Garden & Linda Whitlock, MSU Extension
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WHEN: Monday, May 11, 6—8 p.m.
WHERE: Riverview Launch, 1523 Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo
COST: FREE and open to the public
REGISTER: call: 269-383-8830; or email:

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For more information about Common Ground and it's programs, contact:
Catie Boring at the Kalamazoo County Land Bank
phone: (269) 216-9681