Health literacy/Read and seed

Health literacy

Join us for our free weekly health literacy class to learn helpful tips for managing your family’s health. Topics include exercise, nutrition, self care, art therapy, stress management and more.¬†

Feel Good Fridays 
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
420 E. Alcott St. or online 

To sign up, call Kamaria at (269) 382-0490 ext. 263 or email knichols@kalamazooliteracy.org. 

read and seed community garden

Read and Seed blends Health Literacy and Parent Literacy into a fun and engaging program where participants learn about:

  • Growing fruits and vegetables¬†¬†
  • Healthy and delicious recipes¬†
  • Fun, food-related family activities

Read and Seed is free and open to all KLC learners. Parents are encouraged to attend Family Literacy Days with their children so they can learn together. We will have fun with tips and strategies for keeping families living healthier lives. 

In the garden, we’re growing beans, strawberries, corn, lettuce, spinach, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, chives, and zucchini. We even have sunflowers and a butterfly garden! Browse the photo gallery below.¬†

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Read and Seed Family Literacy Day (City of Kalamazoo)

family literacy days

Family Literacy Days will be back for the 2024 season! From May ‚Äď November, we host monthly gatherings in the community garden. Families enjoy fun and creative activities designed for all ages. Our special focus on multi-generational literacy means parents and kids will love learning together about everything from gardening, to healthy eating, to wellness and of course, reading & writing skills.¬†

In case of rain, main activities will take place indoors in the Adult Education and Training wing inside Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan.  

Browse below for more photos. 

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