WMU News

Learn about organic home gardening at free event

May 26, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Students from Western Michigan University and neighboring Kalamazoo College will be joined by area residents to plant a new community vegetable garden beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Gibbs House for Environmental Research and Education on WMU's Parkview Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Master gardeners and members from the Kalamazoo Community Garden Initiative will provide their expertise. Participating students and community members will have the opportunity to learn about sustainable organic home gardening. All plants, tools and supplies will be provided free of charge.

Following the planting activities, which are expected to last about one hour, there will be an outdoor potluck dinner with live music. Guests who stay for the potluck are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

Rain dates are scheduled for Sunday, June 5, and if necessary, the following Saturday, June 11.

Gibbs House is located at 4503 Parkview Ave., just east of the WMU Soccer Complex. For more information, contact WMU student Bernie Bernhardt at Gibbs House at (269) 353-3313 or <berniethered@hotmail.com>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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