Grow a garden, nurture a community

Well House gardening

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) You know spring is in the air when we start seeing green, and that’s just what is happening at Well House. They are growing more than a garden; they’re nurturing a community where people with no place to live can find a home.

You can dig in and help the cause at Well House. They have several events coming up:

Well House Movie Night: “The Garden”
Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
The 14 acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

Shiitake Log Inoculation Workshop
Saturday, April 26 from Noon – 3pm
Learn how mushrooms grow and how to grow and care for your own. You will have the opportunity to inoculate your own oak log with Shiitake span to take home (log provided). Come prepared to be outside. We will have coverage if it’s expected to rain. If you’d like, bring a snack to share. $30 per person. Scholarships are available. Contact Well House to register:

Wine Cap Mushroom Workshop
Saturday, May 10 from Noon – 2pm
This workshop is designed to provide information on the benefits of growing wine cap mushrooms and how you grow them. Suggested donation of $20. Contact Well House to register:

Well House Plant Sale
Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Second Annual Plant Sale has several thousand heirloom plants started from seed for you to use in your own garden. Plants will mostly be vegetable, with some herbs and flowers. Contact us at or (616) 245-3910 if you want to put in orders ahead of time.

Well House is located at 600 Cass SE in Grand Rapids.

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