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Press Release – Common Ground Plant/Seed Giveaway

May 15, 2012

From a Fair Food Matters press release…..

Common Ground, a collaborative project supporting community gardens throughout Kalamazoo County, will host its first plant and seed giveaway of the season.

It will take place on Wednesday, May 16 from 4-6 p.m. at the Garden Resource Shed, 1519 E. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo.

Plant starts, donated by Elzinga and Hoeksma Greenhouses, include tomatoes of many varieties, peppers, zucchini, green beans, herbs and more. Seeds, provided through the America the Beautiful Fund, include an array of many common and unique vegetables, as well as herbs.

Both plants and seeds are available in limited quantities while supplies last. To qualify, participants must represent a community garden in Kalamazoo County, and must pre-register no later than Monday, May 14 by contacting Catie Boring at or 269-216-9681. Please mention the name of your community garden (if it has one), its address and the number of gardeners involved.

In addition to plants and seeds, Common Ground offers free use of garden tools and equipment ranging from hoes, shovels and rakes to rototillers and lawn mowers, throughout the growing season. For more information, visit

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