Health literacy/Read and seed

Health literacy

Join us for weekly classes where we have fun learning about healthy living, including exercise, nutrition, managing stress & anxiety, self-care, and more! 

Our current series is called “Health is Wealth,” where we are learning about indoor gardening and holistic health. Each week, our special guest presenters Jacque and Jaclare will teach techniques for indoor gardening and how it can help with managing a healthy lifestyle.  

Classes are held Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Come in person to 420 E. Alcott St. or join online. Contact Kamaria at (269) 382-0490 ext. 263 or [email protected] for more information on Health Literacy programs. 

community garden & interpretive learning center

Read and Seed is a Summer hybrid learning series where we offer classes both virtually and in our outdoor classroom, the Interpretive Learning Center. Read and Seed blends Health Literacy and Parent Literacy into a fun and engaging series 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 with their children so they can learn together. We will have fun learning 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 Community Garden in Edison
Read and Seed Family Literacy Day 

family literacy days

Family Literacy Days are back for the 2022 season! From May – November, we will host monthly gatherings in the community garden. Families will 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. We also invite you to enjoy an umbrella tour of the garden. 

Browse the gallery to see all the outdoor classroom has to offer. In the garden we’re growing corn, eggplant, mustard greens, strawberries, onions, watermelon, pumpkins, elderberries, and peppers. We’ve also added sunflowers, a reading nook, and a butterfly garden.

Classroom supplies include books, art & activity materials, worksheets, garden tools, fans, tablets, and wi-fi. Check it out!

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Kalamazoo Literacy Council is a member organization of ProLiteracy. 

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