Creative 360 Community Gardens is on the grounds of Creative 360 at the corner of Bayliss St. and Arbury Place. It is free from chemical or synthetically produced herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers where people can grow their own food in a way that is healthy for people, the environment, and the community. There is water and a composting area onsite, and finished compost is available to each gardener as available. Plots are reserved on a first-come/first-serve basis. You can reserve your plot from the home page, stop by the office, or call 989-837-1885. There are three sizes available:
- Seven 6’x 10’ plots for $20 each
- Seven 6’x 12’ plots for $25 each
- Seven 6′ x 18′ plots for $30 each
True to the spirit of Creative 360, the gardens are a place for creativity to blossom. Gardeners are welcome and encouraged to decorate their spaces as they like.
There are also shared garden beds, sponsored by local businesses and individuals, used for teaching and growing communal crops like herbs and perennials that are cared for and harvested collectively.
There will be orientation meetings scheduled for May 5, 12 and 19 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. Come to the meeting that best meets your schedule to to get acquainted with the space and other gardeners.
Volunteer ● Donate ● Sponsor
Don’t want a garden bed? There are other ways to contribute to and enjoy the gardens. Volunteers help us in a variety of ways while they enjoy the outdoors. Sponsors financially support community garden beds and events while also receiving recognition in the gardens themselves, on our website, press releases and in print materials. Donations help with funds needed for maintenance of the garden area. Fundraisers and potlucks make it easy to make a donation or volunteer. If you are interested in becoming a Creative 360 Gardens Committee Member, a sponsor, or if you have any questions, please call (989) 837-1887.
FREE Education for Community Gardeners & Gardeners in the Community
Community gardeners and individual gardeners wanting to expand their knowledge are invited to gather once a month for short presentations on various gardening topics followed by an open forum for discussion. These gatherings grew out of the collaborative efforts of the Midland County Master Gardener Association and Creative 360. You online or by calling 989-837-1885. They are all 6:30-8:00 pm and free of charge.
Wed, Feb 6: Head Start to Michigan Gardening
Tues, Mar 5: Planning Your Garden with a Focus on Food
Tues, Apr 9: Small Space Gardening
Wed, May 8:Getting Kids Into the Garden
Wed, Jun 12: I Grew These Herbs and Vegetables: Now What?
Wed, Jul 10: Heirloom Plants & Seed Saving
Tues, Aug 6: Beginning Bullet Journaling for the Garden
Wed, Sep 11: Succession Gardening / Extending Your Growing Season
Wed, Oct 16: Preparing for Winter / Planning for Spring