The Creative 360 Community Garden is on the grounds of Creative 360 at the corner of Bayliss St. and Arbury Place. It is currently under new management (Gina Malczewski and friends from Midland ACS), with consultation from the Midland Master Gardeners. All practices will be eco-friendly; we have a lot of prep work to do since many plots were not used last year. It is a space where people can grow their food in a way that is healthy for them, the environment, and the community. Both water and compost will be available onsite. Plots are reserved on a first-come/first-serve basis in three sizes available for the season:
- Seven 6’x10’ plots for $20 each
- Seven 6’x12’ plots for $25 each
- Seven 6’x18’plots for $30 each
There will be at least one orientation at the garden on May 21 at 7 pm (weather permitting) to be followed over time by a series of short educational presentations by Ben Franklin, a Master Gardener, on topics of interest for garden success. Details will be available on our website, or you can call 989 837-1885. Stop by Creative 360 to reserve your plot and to pick up your information packet on or after May 20.
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.
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 can register online or by calling 989-837-1885. They are all scheduled for 6:30-8:00 pm and free of charge.
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