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Press Release – “Very Open House” Celebrates Community Gardening in Kalamazoo

April 15, 2012

From a Fair Food Matters press release….

“Very Open House” event to celebrate community gardening in Kalamazoo

Common Ground, a community-wide effort to promote and support gardening in neighborhoods, schools, churches and other shared properties throughout Kalamazoo County, will hold a “Very Open House” event in celebration of community gardens.

The event will take place Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1519 E. Michigan Avenue (in Kalamazoo’s Eastside Neighborhood). It is free of charge and open to the public.

Scheduled to be included in the Very Open House will be:

  • The grand opening of the Community Garden Resource Shed at 11 a.m.
  • Distribution of checks for community garden grants
  • Free plants/starts and seeds for all gardeners (subject to availability)
  • Demonstrations of rainwater collection and seed-saving (throughout the day)
  • The chance to meet other community gardeners and learn more about what Common Ground offers, including a tool-lending program and free gardening workshops
  • Healthy refreshments for everyone!

For more information about this event, please visit the Common Ground website (, or contact Catie Boring at (269) 216-9681 or

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