Community Gardens Offer Organic Gardening Space

Arts and Entertainment

April 27, 2015

From: Creative 360

Midland, MI - Creative 360 offers local residents organic garden bed for its fourth season. The Creative 360 Community Gardens were initiated by neighborhood native, Holly Harris four years ago who saw an opportunity for local residents to grow, learn, eat and enjoy their own food in a way that is healthy for people, the environment, and the community. Located on the grounds of Creative 360 at the corner of Bayliss St. and Arbury Place, the gardens are chemical free. There is no use of synthetically produced herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. Permaculture techniques are also being incorporated on the site, and educational opportunities are available throughout the growing season. True to the heart of Creative 360, the garden space is a place for creativity to blossom as gardeners decorate their spaces as they like.
 
Garden beds are available on a first come/first serve basis as follows:
 
- Ten 4'x 8' garden beds at $17.50 each
- Ten 4'x 12' garden beds at $22.50 each
 
There are also opportunities to sponsor shared 4'x 25' garden beds that are used for teaching and growing communal crops like herbs or perennials to harvest and care for as a group. Water and a composting area are both onsite, and finished compost is available to each gardener as it becomes available.
 
Volunteer days, outdoor fundraising events and community potlucks throughout the season offer opportunities to help out and enjoy the outdoors even for those who don't own a garden bed. And, of course donations are always welcome.
 
Go to the Creative 360 website home page at www.becreative360.org for more information, an application and the calendar of events. Those interested in becoming a Creative 360 Gardens Committee Member, a sponsor, or if you have questions, call the Creative 360 office at (989) 837-1885.