OKT’s first free food gardening class tonight!

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6 to 8 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids 49507

Growing food within the urban landscape presents its own challenges but yields wonderful benefits. Every household that grows its own food not only creates a healthier diet for its members (and neighbors) but also helps build an alternative to the profit-driven industrial food system that has devastated our health and the environment.

Our Kitchen Table is offering a series of four food gardening classes starting tonight and repeating in June. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE, 49507

  • May 2 & June 6: How to Plan Your Food Garden 1
  • May 9 & June 13: How to Plan Your Food Garden 2
  • May 16 & June 20: Composting & Vermiculture
  • May 23 & June 27: How to Save Seeds

The classes are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome from those who not being served by our other programs.

If you would like even more support for your food garden, OKT is now recruiting 20 residential food gardeners for the 2016 growing season. OKT has free gardening resources for you if you:

  • Live within our four target neighborhoods (SECA. Baxter, Eastown or Garfield Park).
  • Are pregnant or have children eight-grade or younger.
  • Have challenges that limit your access to healthy food.
  • Have health challenges that can be addressed by growing your own food.

Resources include organic food plants, seeds, soil, containers, soil resting and a food garden coach.