News and Updates

Spring 2020 Classes Added

Check out the wide range of classes offered by Common Ground Community Partners by visiting our Classes page. Pre-registration is required for many classes. And don’t forget, classes make great holiday gifts!

Share Your Skills, Art and Ideas at the 4th Annual Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium

Share your skills, art, and ideas that tell or inspire a story about food during this annual Kalamazoo event! The Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium is a free community event that inspires and empowers Greater Kalamazoo communities to honor our agricultural history and heritage cuisines, celebrate good food and work together to build a just and healthy future for all.

The topic for this year’s event grows before our very hungry eyes as we cook, bake, learn and eat together. Explore the cultural, environmental and nutritional landscape of plant food culture from shared past to shared future!

Presentations, discussions, skills demonstrations, art, music, stories and hands-on workshops for all ages are all encouraged. Please submit a brief description of your proposed contribution using this form by January 20, 2020. Presenters will be selected and notified shortly after.

Have an event to share with the Common Ground Community? Email Mariel at