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Gardening & DIY Fest! Celebrate Mother's Day with AADL!


Sunday May 13, 2018: 12:30pm to 5:30pm


Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby


The Gardening & DIY Fest is a celebration of gardening, nature, getting hands-on and active!

Gardening & DIY Fest




Shop local at our artisan market for handmade clothes, jewelry, bath products, fibers and art! And buy flowers and plants!

Talk to representatives from local organizations like Recycle Ann Arbor, Project Grow, Natural Area Preservation & more!

Stop in and learn at any of seven sessions:

1:00-1:45 PM 

Backyard Chickens with Gail Caird / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room

Flower Arranging 101 with Sarah Kugel / 4th Floor Meeting Room

2:00-2:45 PM

Creating & Caring for Bonsai with Matthaei Botanical Gardens / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room

Keeping Backyard Animals (Goats!) with White Lotus Farms / 4th Floor Meeting Room


Beekeeping Basics / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room

Gleaning, Foraging & Gardening for Survival and Joy with Bridget O'Brien / 4th Floor Meeting Room


The Beauty of Native Plants: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room


From 1:00 - 4:00 PM Get HANDS-ON in our Secret Lab! We will have four on-going projects in the Secret Lab:

- Screen Printing a Gardening & DIY icon tote bag

- Die Cutting plantable seeded paper

- Button Making with Gardening & DIY icons

- Plant and take home your own succulent plant


Buy handmade wares from these vendors:

Ann Arbor Seed Company, Artemisia Herbals, Bee Present Honey, Being Craft, Body Brana, The Color Wheel, Flour Garden Company, Kinderhaven Farm, Linden Tree Herbals, Moon Moth Press, Robb N. Johnston, Sage and Stone OrganicsPaper Honey Bee, Copper Bear Shire and Woolly Mammoth Designs.

Meet representatives from these local organizations to get active, volunteer and find out what's happening in your community:

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers, Cobblestone Farm Market,  Give365 Ann Arbor Parks & Rec, Michigan Folk School, Natural Area Preservation, Project Grow, Recycle Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co. Rain Gardens, Washtenaw Co. Parks, Westside Farmer's Market and The Sierra Club MI Chapter.

Go! Ice Cream will be selling sweet treats and Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will be selling drinks!

                                                                                 BIKE, WALK & BUS!

                                                                   Free Parking Downtown on Sundays!

          This event is free of charge and no registration is required for ANY of the events! Hope to see you there!