Native Plants an Affordable Option for Your Garden


With help from Bruce of Schuler Farms, a few weeks ago I ripped out my overgrown perennial beds and greatly expanded the gardening space in my front yard. Now what?

Get the gardening bug!


Just when I start going through the seed catalogs in earnest, gardening classes and workshops start springing up. Whether you’ve been doing this for years or are thinking this just might be the year you take the gardening plunge, here are some events and resources just for you:

Consider Adding Hops to Your Garden This Year

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Whether you’re a homebrewer, herbalist, or just want a beautiful addition to your garden, consider planting hops this year!

Making Michigan: Our Kitchen Table


Today, instead of highlighting a local business or product, I’m highlighting an organization. Therefore I’m calling it “Making Michigan” instead of “Made In Michigan.” It’s organizations like these that are helping to build up our community and ensure access to local food for everyone.

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Offers Gardening Workshops!


Remember how a few weeks ago I said it wasn’t too early to start planning your Michigan garden? I just discovered that Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is offering a gardening workshop series!

It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your West Michigan Garden


One of the best parts about January and February is daydreaming about what your garden will look like in the summer. The seed catalogs tempt you with beautiful and delicious-looking photos. But how to turn the dreams into reality?

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