This 5K walk raises awareness and funds in response to local and worldwide need. Funds are distributed for pantry assistance, emergency meals, urban gardening, farmers market initiatives for the income-challenged, seniors and international development. The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market receives funds from the walk.
This event brings more than 1,000 walkers and volunteers to the area. Anyone who wants to join the fight against hunger and poverty is welcome!
Find additional information, contact Jennifer at email@example.com or 284-4703.
Laura Casaletto, OKT’s urban forester and leader of tonight’s Earth Day Spring Tree Tour, made the WOOD TV 8 news last night. Here’s the video clip. Great job, Laura!
Are you are interested in gardening and providing healthy food for your family? Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association is working with several community partners to create a new community garden at 1714 Madison Ave SE. The garden’s 2015 growing season will run from mid-April through mid-October. Gardeners will have 4’ by 10’ plots. Plot use fee is $35 (with a $10 refund at the end of the season).
GPNA is striving for an ecologically sound community garden. Therefore, they ask all garden members to use ecologically sound garden practices—and GPNA garden staff will be happy to provide any information needed to make that happen.
In addition, GPNA will offer educational opportunities including on-and off-site demonstration gardens. They may have seeds and starter plants available as well as community garden tools and garden supply storage on site, if desired.
For more information contact Fran Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 241-2443.
Celebrate Minority Health Month!
Women of Color Convening
6 – 8 p.m. Apr. 16
Brown Hutcherson Ministries
618 Jefferson SE 49503
Join OKT for a dialogue about “The Health Status of Grand Rapids Southeast Neighborhoods.” Did you know that the African American women living in Grand Rapids southeast neighborhoods eat more fruits and vegetables than other women living in the rest of Kent County? Nutrition smarts is something take pride in … but how is our urban environment truly impacting our overall health? Let’s share information and stories that can help us discover how to create improved wellness for our families and neighbors. OKT’s executive director, Lisa Oliver-King will facilitate the dialogue. Our cooking coaches will prepare and serve nutritious (delicious!) refreshments for this free event.