Thursday, April 9, 2009

We Mow The Easy Way This Year

Love Community Garden has been donated a Craftsman riding lawn mower. One of our gardeners is going to tune it up and get it in tip top shape for our season of growing food to feed the mind and soul. A big thanks and shout out to "Chicago Sally" who thought of us and made sure we could mow the easy way this year. We would also like to thank our loyal volunteer Jody for spending a day of her vacation going to pick it up and bringing it to us. Planting season is just around the corner, let the fun begin!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Compost For Love Community Garden

What works for some might not work for others. Love Community Garden is staying independent and not excepting grant money to meet our goals. So what does that mean? It means we will still have our raised beds and it looks like all we discussed will come to pass. A few glitches have occurred but nothing we can't overcome.

Compost happens with a little support in finding donors to buy Love Community Garden bags of Manure Compost. We know times are tough but if we can find 24 people, each donor buying us one bag, we will have enough to get through the season. They sell the best at Agard's plus we try to buy local. The cost is around $2.50. If you are interested in buying a bag and need to know where to drop it off, contact me at

We need to have our Manure Compost bags by April 30, 2009.

If you decide to support Love Community Garden with a purchase of Manure Compost, thank you in advance. Best wishes for a happy gardening season.

150 Ottawa St. Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 728-0170

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Muskegon Flea Market Opening May 6, 2009

I know that May 6 is over a month away but now is the time to start cleaning out the attic, basement and garage to get ready for Muskegon Flea Market opening day. You will be amazed at the stuff you have tucked around that you really do not use. Turn that stuff into cash. Muskegon Farmers Market offers up one one of the best priced flea markets in the area. There are always lots of customers ready to buy.

Last season we set up twice and made money for a local charity. So if you need the cash for yourself or set up to sell for charity, either way you get to clean out your house.

Stall prices:

* covered corner - $8.00
* covered regular - $7.00
* asphalt lot - $6.00
* grass lot - $5.00

Contact the Flea Market Master, Lori, at 231-722-3251 or email her at

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ahhhhh warm air and sunshine

I brought up the Love Community Garden before but noticed some people milling around on Sunday. No camera with me so I looked to see what I had from last year. This picture will not do the rebuild justice but humble beginnings create roads to build on. I stopped and asked what will we have this year. I was told to expect sixteen 4x8 raised beds and three 8x8. It was explained that some will be shared crops while other are individual plots. This is an exciting time for gardens and a map to a future greener Muskegon.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Time To Think Of Community Garening

I know with the high of 40 degrees it seems like spring will never come. Good news is, it always does. Love Community Garden is changing this year with raised beds and fresh screened composted topsoil. That being possible by a Healthy Neighborhood Grant via the Muskegon County Health Department. What a GREAT addition for us.

We also have a few new gardeners and will have 50% more space. Sadly we have no openings for 2009 but do have a sign up waiting list for next year. There is another community garden going in on Muskegon Ave, by the Shell gas station so if you want to email me I will forward your name on to the other garden's leaders.

For more info on other garden or to sign up for Love Community for 2010 contact us.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Farmers Market and Flea Market

The Farmers Market opens early Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings to 1 pm, May through December. Offers West Michigan's best fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants. The Flea Market is open 5 am to 3 pm on Wednesday, May through October, which includes antiques, collectibles and garage sale finds. Located just off Seaway Dr at the East end of downtown Muskegon on Yuba. Hours of operation are 6am to 2pm.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Know Your Commissioner

Commissioner Clara Shepherd, Ward 2

Commissioner Shepherd has a great deal of experience working with youth in the community:

She started the very first 4-H program in Muskegon
Developed a Nutrition Education program for inner city youth
Started a Good Sportsmanship program for youth
Taught diversity to students around the community during Black History Month
Developed an after school program for young people in the community

Ms Shepherd is always eager to listen and act on all issues pertaining to to the betterment of Nelson Neoghborhood. You can contact Clara Shepherd at (231) 724-6701 or by email at