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Native Pollinators

Find out what all the buzz is about! VanKal Permaculture is hosting a FREE workshop to learn about native pollinators—why they’re important and how you can help support them. Ann Fraser, Associate Professor of Biology at Kalamazoo College with a research focus on biodiversity of insects will lead the workshop. Each participant will receive a kit and instructions to assemble their own bee house. Download the flyer for more info.
WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: The Barn at Riverview Launch
(the old Riverside Greenhouse-1523 Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo)
REGISTER: Workshop is free, but registration is required. Please email us to register: VanKalPerm@yahoo.com
COST: FREE

Smart Gardening 101 - Webinar Series

Smart Vegetable Gardening 101 Webinar series is an online class for introductory and beginning vegetable gardeners. Six one hour online classes will take place on Tuesdays beginning April 22 and going through May 27. All aspects of vegetable gardening will be covered: getting started, planning and preparing, plant selection, types of gardening, garden maintenance, soil preparation, starting with and maintaining healthy plants, and various gardening activities. Questions and discussion will take place through the webinar 'chat' function. Supporting written materials will be available for download during and after the webinar. Participants will receive the webinar URL after their registration and payment is received. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registered participants. . Download the flyer for more info.
WHEN: Six one hour online classes will take place on Tuesdays beginning April 22 and going through May 27
WHERE: on line: Smart Vegtable Gardeing 101
REGISTER: on line: Smart Vegtable Gardeing 101
COST: $30

Intro to Organic Gardening #2

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MSU Extension and Tillers International are presenting a series of Intro to Organic Gardening Classes of the growing season. This session will cover: Transplanting, Direct Seeding, Overview of general Organic Principles and practices, Into into pest issues- what to look for early in the season, and Planning for the season’s potential pests and diseases. Download Flyer or more information on this Intro to Organic Gardening workshop series. WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Kalamazoo Nature Center
(7000 North Westnege Ave., Kalamazoo)
REGISTER: Register on-line at www.tillersinternational.org or call Tillers Office at 269-626-0223
COST: $35

Intro to Organic Gardening #3

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MSU Extension and Tillers International are presenting a series of Intro to Organic Gardening Classes of the growing season. This session will cover: Harvesting and Produce Handling, Pests/weeds- options for controlling, Planning for fall, What to plant, when to plant and harvest, Protection from weather. Download Flyer or more information on this Intro to Organic Gardening workshop series. WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Tillers International
(10515 E OP Ave, Scotts)
REGISTER: Register on-line at www.tillersinternational.org or call Tillers Office at 269-626-0223
COST: $35

Intro to Organic Gardening #4

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MSU Extension and Tillers International are presenting a series of Intro to Organic Gardening Classes of the growing season. This session will cover: Season Wrap-up, Year round planting, Cover crops, Planning for the coming year. Download Flyer or more information on this Intro to Organic Gardening workshop series. WHEN: Saturday, August 23, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Trybal Revival Garden
(1429 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo)
REGISTER: Register on-line at www.tillersinternational.org or call Tillers Office at 269-626-0223
COST: $35

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common ground

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