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February 2015: Creating Diverse, Edible Landscapes

Transform your yard into a beautiful place full of food, flowers,  medicinal plants—a landscape friendly to birds, bees, butterflies  and other allies.  We’ll show ways to do all of this and more, with  fruit and nut trees, useful perennial plants, native wildflowers, rainwater collection—increase your household resilience while you beautify your landscape and neighborhood, it’s a win-win!

We’re meeting Wednesday, February 18th at 7pm in the Community Room (same building as the Village Clerk’s office), downtown at 125 S. Main St., Lawton, MI 49065. All are welcome, so please join us!

Edible Landscaping Flyer

Spring Seed Exchanges

For the last couple of years we’ve met in late winter to talk about, share and trade garden seeds.

This is a great way to learn more about gardening, meet neighbors, and learn which varieties do best in our area. It’s also a way for those without the financial means to still grow a garden (in conjunction with our free local Seed Library inside the Lawton Public Library and/or the Lawton Community Garden). We shared seeds for vegetables, flowers, herbs, native plants, grains and more! Here are a few photos from past events, we hope you’ll join us next year!

Local Lawton Seed Exchange

Local Lawton Seed Exchange

Local Lawton Seed Exchange

Last Fall we also had a seed-saving workshop where we showed how to save seeds from many common garden plants.