This year, six organic parks will arrive in Grand Rapids! Midwest Grows Green and partners will share how we manage these parks with no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers during this fun weekend packed with sustainable landscaping demonstrations. The events include:
Thursday September 19th
Organic Parks Green Drinks – City Built: Learn how the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will implement organic lawn care at four parks of Heartside, Highland, Raspberry and Kensington. Midwest Grows Green’s (MGG) Ryan Anderson, EarthWorks Natural Organic Products Regional Agronomist Chad Kuzawa and Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation staff present during this West Michigan Environmental Action Council networking night at City Built Brewing Company.
Saturday September 21st
Celebrate East Grand Rapids Going Organic: Stonyfield is proud to work with the City of East Grand Rapids to enhance the quality of fields at Wealthy Elementary School by offering financial assistance and education for an organic maintenance program free from the use of harmful pesticides. Join Stonyfield, MGG and other local organizations at Wealthy fields to celebrate!
All GRGG Weekend events are free to the public, but we recommend a tax-deductible $10 donation to Midwest Grows Green at bit.ly/MGGdonation. All donations will go towards GRGG Weekend catering & programs or future Grand Rapids organic lawn care work.