Whether you have yet to try canning, want to learn more about canning, or want to become a proficient canner, there is a place for you in our canning classes this summer. Try out the beginner classes in July at the Can-Do Kitchen then dive in for an intensive 2-day canning extravaganza in August at Tillers! All classes are taught by homesteader, aquafarmer, and master canner, Lori Evesque. She will walk you step by step through water bath and pressure canning, giving you the skills and confidence to safely preserve Southwest Michigan’s bounty for your family.
More information and registration here.
Thursday July 31 from 6-8:30pm. Starts from Riverview Launch (1523 Riverview Dr., Kalamazoo)
Take a guided tour of several community gardens in the Kalamazoo area with Common Ground and learn how these gardens are improving neighborhoods, building community, and encouraging healthy lifestyles in Kalamazoo. In addition to our tour guide there will be a garden member at each garden to answer specific questions.
The Tour is FREE, but you must REGISTER. For more information and to register click here.
Tuesdays from 3:00-6:00pm at the Douglass Community Association (1000 W. Paterson Street)
Help improve access to healthy, local food by supporting the newest farmers' market in Kalamazoo. Each week features family-oriented events and local vendors including produce from the Growing Matters Garden. We'd love to see you there! For more information about the market, click here.
We held the first Long Table Dinner at the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market on Thursday, June 26 as a fundraiser for Fair Food Matters. It raised about $4,000 to improve access to healthy food in Kalamazoo. For details and photos, check out this article in the Kalamazoo Gazette.