2019 Gardening and DIY Fest
Saturday May 18, 2019: 11:00am to 5:30pm
Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby
The Gardening & DIY Fest is a celebration of gardening, nature, and getting hands-on and active! 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, and more. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will be selling refreshments, too.
Stop in and learn at any of 9 sessions:
Grow Your Own Microgreens with Fresh Forage / 4th Floor Meeting Room
Backyard Chickens 101 with Gail Caird / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Growing Organic Vegetables with Erica Kempter of Nature & Nurture Seeds / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Starting a Nature Journal with Clare Walker Leslie / 4th Floor Meeting Room
Beekeeping Basics with Rebecca Wittekindt / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Mushroom Foraging 101 with Suede Mobley / 4th Floor Meeting Room
Engaging in the Local Food System: From Farmers Markets to Growing Your Own / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Vermiculture with Starr Valley Farms / 4th Floor Meeting Room
Returning to Ourselves: Mending Relationships to Land, Kin and Self / Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
The Basics of Keeping and Caring for Goats/ The Secret Lab
From 1–4:00pm Get HANDS-ON in our Secret Lab! We will have on-going projects in the Secret Lab:
- Screen print a Gardening & DIY icon tote bag
Buy handmade wares from these 26 vendors:
Artemis Artworks, Artheartgirl, Bees Knees, Bee Sweet Bees Wax Wraps, Body Brana, ciofani yogadala, Copper Bear Shire, Drewbie's Zoo, Flock Home, Graye's Greenhouse, Great Lakes Rock Shop, Kinderhaven Farm, LunaRose Boutique, Moth Moon Press, Nature and Nurture Seeds, Paper Honey Bee, Remark Clothing, Rose & Perry, Scarlet Crane, Treehouse Block Prints, University Flower Shop, Vosenna, White Owl, Willow Beier, Wooly Mammoth Designs, Ypsilanti Native Plant Nursery.
Meet representatives from these 10 local organizations to get active, volunteer, and find out what's happening in your community:
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers, Bee Present Honey, Cobblestone Farm Market, Michigan Folk School, Natural Area Preservation, Project Grow, Recycle Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County Parks, and Washtenaw Master Gardeners.
BIKE, WALK & BUS!
This event is free of charge and no registration is required for ANY of the events.