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Woodward Summer Garden Nights

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, 606 Stuart Ave
We need your help to keep the Woodward school garden growing over the summer. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come learn, play, eat, and grow in the garden (corner of North and Stuart) on Wednesday evenings (June 17 - August 19) from 5:30-6:30pm.

Bizarre Bazaar to support Can-Do Kitchen

Sunday, July 19, 11am - 6pm, 355 E Kalamazoo Ave
Summer is on its way and with it comes the summer Bizarre Bazaar. Art + sun + beer? This really is cause for celebration! Please join us in Bell’s beer garden for a pleasant afternoon of creative, handmade goods, smiling artists, hula hoops and bubbles for the kids, and delicious beer.

Many thanks to Bell’s Brewery, Erin Abueva, Heidi LaGrow, and all of the artists for making this charitable event possible!

Artists, after you get the “ok” from Erin and Heidi, please register below:


2015 Annual Sponsor-A-Gardener Campaign

students in the garden It's not too late to donate to the annual Sponsor-a-Gardener campaign. If you feel strongly about local organic food, environmental stewardship, and empowering youth, please download a 2015 sponsorship letter or visit our garden page to make a tax-deductible contribution via Paypal today.


Can-Do Kitchen Small Business Workshop: Startup Sampler

Rescheduled for September - Check back for additional details

You own your own business. You work all day, everyday. You carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You think you need to have all the answers. What if we told you that you're not alone? That you shouldn't try to do it all by yourself? Building your support network is where it's at. Startup Sampler will introduce you to, or remind you of, the important services that create your support network. Your support circle. People to lean on and get advice from. Accountant, graphic designer, loan officer, insurance agent, customer relations consultant. Yes! They will all be at the workshop and you'll have a chance to talk with them all in small groups. Plus you'll be surrounded by your fellow entrepreneurs. There will be an opportunity to purchase food and drinks to enjoy while you're learning and networking.
Programs and Partnerships:
  • Can-Do Kitchen
    A commercial kitchen and business incubation for small food businesses.
  • Fair Food Farmers' Market
    A new market is in the works to better serve the community.
  • Growing Matters Garden
    Kids get their hands dirty and learn a lot with our educational gardening project.
  • Common Ground
    A network of individuals and organizations working to support community gardens throughout Kalamazoo County.
  • Good Food Kalamazoo
    A collaboration working to engage and empower our community to provide itself with food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable.
  • Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest
    Celebrate local food, local farming, and sustainable living with great speakers, music and more.