Come find the Groundswell booth at the West Michigan Home and Garden show! We’ll be taking donations, giving way our U.S.A.-made metal Groundswell water bottles in exchange for your contributions, and teaching about the issues associated with plastic water bottle use. We love the Home and Garden show, and we’d love to have you stop by and contribute. If you can’t make it to the show, e-mail Colleen and we can take your contribution online or over the phone. You’ll get your limited edition bottle soon enough!
Groundswell has taken root and is growing! To celebrate we’ve stepped into 2013 with a new look. Now Groundswell’s website will be a place for students to interact with their community, and connect Kent County to the amazing stewardship projects happening throughout the region. We are excited to continue growing and expanding as our support continues to increase. Don’t forget about our fundraiser on April 11th. There’s a lot happening with the Groundswell network in the next few months, so check back often.
Want to implement farm to school in your classroom? We heard about an upcoming training opportunity.
An organization called Seven Generations Ahead is offering an Educator Training Workshop March 6 in Novi, MI. Participants will leave with:
-Curriculum materials and activities to implement immediately in your classroom
-Knowledge and resources to start and maintain a garden
-A network of farm to school experts and educators to support your efforts
See the webpage here: http://www.sevengenerationsahead.org/index.php/programs/farm_to_school/teacher_training/
For details and to register you will need to email Shari by clicking here!
Want to know more about the Groundswell artwork and icons? Bree Veenstra was hired in 2009 to create the Groundswell masterpieces. Bree is the owner and founder of Lullafly illustrations and is an incredible talent. Find out more about her artwork at her website: lullafly.com.
While you are at it, enjoy the full-sized works posted here. Bree uses mixed media and has an incredible eye for texture, pattern, and striking color.