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Kalamazoo in Bloom

2021 Planting Activities & More

We have an extended planting schedule in Portage and Kalamazoo this year. There are many days to volunteer, and we've added new activities as well. 

Masks are required, especially since you may be planting with people you do not know. Feel free to also ask friends and family to join you in planting a bed. Extra volunteers are always welcomed and helpful, but please no young children who need extra supervision.

Planting happens rain or shine so dress appropriately. Bring gloves, trowel & kneeling pad if you have them. On days we add mulch, bring a bucket, wheelbarrow, and snow shovel if you have them. Extra supplies will be on hand.

Feel free to wear a KIB shirt from past seasons. There will be limited new shirts available during the main planting days in Portage (May 19-21) and Kalamazoo (May 26-28).

FOR MASTER GARDENERS: MSU Extension has advised that no Master Gardeners volunteer for any projects until further notice. If you volunteer, we ask that your role be as a "Kalamazoo in Bloom volunteer" instead of as an "MSU Extension Master Gardener".

Thank you!

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
05/08/2021 (Sat.) WMU Landscape Services: Fabric 2 peacock frames  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Add fabric to the 2 peacock frames (6)

Meet CJ at WMU Landscape Services to zip tie landscape fabric to the peacock frames

 
05/11/2021 (Tue.) KALAMAZOO: Peacock planting day 1, Bronson Park, add soil  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Add soil to the 2 peacock frames. (15)

This is a fun and messy job and we have 2 peacock bodies and heads to fill. Bring gloves and a shovel because we use the handle to make sure the soil gets packed in and fills out the fabric.

 
3 of 15 slots filled
Arleigh Smyrnios
Sue DeBates
Sue DeBates
Mary VAn Tassel
05/12/2021 (Wed.) KALAMAZOO: Peacock planting day 2, Bronson Park, plant peacock heads  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Plant flowers in peacock frames & have ready before Forestry comes to attach peacock heads to bodies (6)

Bring sharp pointy scissors to make a slit into the fabric and stuff in the plant.

 
05/13/2021 (Thu.) KALAMAZOO: Peacock planting day 3, Bronson Park, plant peacocks  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Plant flowers in peacock frames & have ready before Forestry comes to attach peacock heads to bodies (10)

Bring sharp pointy scissors to make a slit into the fabric and stuff in the plant.

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Flo Friender
Kate Cook
Kate Cook
Sue DeBates
Sue DeBates
Marvel Sims (2)
Irene Sins
Andrea Glass
Mary VAn Tassel
05/14/2021 (Fri.) PORTAGE: Fabric canoe & butterfly  10:00am - 2:00pm  

Help CJ zip tie fabric on the outside of the canoe and butterfly structures (4)

 
05/15/2021 (Sat.) KALAMAZOO: Plant specialty plants (weather permitting)  9:00am - 12:00pm  

EXPERIENCED KIB PLANTERS - help CJ plant grasses & cannas in downtown beds (4)

 
05/16/2021 (Sun.) KALAMAZOO: Plant specialty plants (weather permitting)  9:00am - 12:00pm  

EXPERIENCED KIB PLANTERS - help CJ plant grasses & cannas in downtown beds (4)

 
05/18/2021 (Tue.) TRANSPORTATION CENTER  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Plant 16 containers at the Transportation Center. Bring a cart to carry flats to big pots. (5)

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Marvel Sims (2)
Irene Sims
05/19/2021 (Wed.) PORTAGE: Butterfly, canoe & 3 circle beds and add mulch to beds  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Plant the canoe and butterfly, as well as the beds where they sit and the raised rock circle bed; also add mulch to the beds (28)

Bring gloves, trowel (or small shovel), kneeling pad, and bucket. We'll be adding mulch to the beds after planting. Extra supplies will be available.

 
8 of 28 slots filled
Arleigh Smyrnios
Flo Friender
Kate Cook
Kate Cook
Gloria Lowrance
Plant the circle bed w/Cara
Gloria Lowrance
Plant the circle bed w/Cara
Amanda Ziemkowski
Sue DeBates
Sue DeBates
Sadia Faisal
05/20/2021 (Thu.) PORTAGE: Library Lane, Veterans Memorial beds and add mulch to beds  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Plant Library Lane and Veterans Memorial beds, and add mulch to the beds (28)

Bring gloves, trowel (or small shovel), kneeling pad, and bucket. We'll be adding mulch to the beds after planting. Extra supplies will be available.

 
7 of 28 slots filled
Julia Horton
Amanda Ziemkowski
Sue DeBates
Sue DeBates
Monica Harris
Monica Harris
Marilyn Van Neer
Nancy Lacko
Renee Hart
05/21/2021 (Fri.) PORTAGE: City Hall beds, 2 beds in front of canoe bed and add mulch to beds  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Plant City Hall beds and 2 sidewalk beds in front of canoe, and add mulch to the beds. May also need to finish planting other beds that didn't get done the days before. (20)

Bring gloves, trowel (or small shovel), kneeling pad, and bucket. We'll be adding mulch to the beds after planting. Extra supplies will be available.

 
5 of 20 slots filled
Sue Lane
Arleigh Smyrnios
Amanda Ziemkowski
Lindsay Reed (2)
Leslie Lami Reed
05/22/2021 (Sat.) PORTAGE: Park trail head bed, Kilgore Rd.  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Plant the new trail head bed at Bicentennial Park on Kilgore Road (6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Whitlock
Nancy Lacko
05/24/2021 (Mon.) KALAMAZOO: Arcadia Creek Festival Place  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Help the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership team plant the orange slice bed and several containers (5)

 
05/25/2021 (Tue.) KALAMAZOO: Install topiaries in Bronson Park, Courthouse & City Hall  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Install topiaries (15)

 
Napp's Greenhouse, 3118 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo 49004  5:00pm - 6:30pm  

Load select flowers on to carts to prepare for pickup the following morning (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Karen Halsted
Karen Halsted
Kanika Saini
05/26/2021 (Wed.) KALAMAZOO: East side of Bronson Park and add mulch to beds  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Plant beds on the East side of Bronson Park and add mulch to beds (30)

Bring gloves, trowel (or small shovel), kneeling pad, and bucket. We'll be adding mulch to the beds after planting. Extra supplies will be available.

 
6 of 30 slots filled
Arleigh Smyrnios
Karen Halsted
Karen halsted
Jan Carpenter
Karla Labby
Lynda Colvin
Lynda McKinnon
Napp's Greenhouse, 3118 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo 49004  5:00pm - 6:30pm  

Load select flowers on to carts to prepare for pickup the following morning (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Kanika Saini
05/27/2021 (Thu.) KALAMAZOO: West side of Bronson Park and add mulch to beds  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Plant beds & stage on the west side of Bronson Park, beds on north middle side of park & 2 beds at the Courthouse, and add mulch to the beds (38)

Bring gloves, trowel (or small shovel), kneeling pad, and bucket. We'll be adding mulch to the beds after planting. Extra supplies will be available.

 
5 of 38 slots filled
Arleigh Smyrnios
Flo Friender
Lynda Colvin
Gina Jones
Mary VAn Tassel
Napp's Greenhouse, 3118 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo 49004  5:00pm - 6:30pm  

Load select flowers on to carts to prepare for pickup the following morning (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Karen Halsted
Karen halsted
Jan Carpenter
Kanika Saini
05/28/2021 (Fri.) KALAMAZOO: Bronson Park 2 South side beds, City Hall, and add mulch to beds  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Plant beds at City Hall, 2 triangle beds on the South side of Bronson Park & large raised Courthouse bed, and add mulch to beds (30)

Bring gloves, trowel (or small shovel), kneeling pad, and bucket. We'll be adding mulch to the beds after planting. Extra supplies will be available.

 
6 of 30 slots filled
Cindy Hamlin
Kate Cook
Kate Cook
Jean Schweitzer
Jean Schweitzer
Gina Jones
Lynda McKinnon (2)
Peg Cancro
06/03/2021 (Thu.) Napp's Greenhouse, 3118 N. Westnedge, Ave., Kalamazoo 49004  9:00am - 10:00am  

Napp's Greenhouse, 3118 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo 49004. Pick up flower tree pots (5)

Helpful if volunteer has a vehicle that has a lot of flat space to load up flower pots

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Karen Halsted
Karen halsted
BRONSON PARK: Flower trees  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Help CJ assemble flower trees in the center of Bronson Park (6)

 
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