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Kalamazoo in Bloom

Bed Adopter Volunteers 2022

We have opportunities to adopt in downtown Kalamazoo or the City Centre in Portage. Perfect opportunity for groups or on your own. Responsibilities include weeding, deadheading, and removing debris from your bed. Going on vacation for a week? No problem, let the gardener(s) know and they'll care for it until you return. KIB gardeners will take care of all the watering.

Portage bed adopter orientation
Kalamazoo bed adopter orientation

Adopters will have their names on the flower bed sign all summer long. Sign up before June 1 to have your name on the sign.

  1. Sign up to adopt a flower bed in downtown Kalamazoo. Tend to your bed once a week throughout the summer (end of May through the end of September).
  2. Sign up to adopt a flower bed in Portage. Tend to your bed once a week throughout the summer (end of May through the end of September).
  3. Sign up to adopt flower containers at the Transportation Center in Kalamazoo. The volunteer group who helps us plant the containers at the train station could use assistance tending to the flower containers throughout the summer. Transportation Center staff does all of the watering, but you can visit the containers once per week to help pinch off spent blooms and clear out litter so they stay spectacular looking for all those coming into Kalamazoo.

There will be a limited number of new shirts this year. Feel free to wear a Kalamazoo in Bloom shirt from past seasons. If you're a new volunteer, please be sure to let us know your unisex shirt size. KIB volunteer shirts identify you as a volunteer while working. Kalamazoo bed adopters will get a new parking pass.

We also invite you to attend one of our family day open houses to learn more about KIB, what we do to beautify our communities, and how volunteer support is essential to our mission. Virtual open house is on April 21 at 6:30 (recording found on our Facebook page). In-person family days are on Saturday, May 14 from 10:30-11:30 at Bronson Park or Sunday, May 15 from 10:30-11:30 on Library Lane in Portage. These may be especially helpful for new volunteers. Registrations for each of these can be found here.

For additional questions, contact Monika Trahe at [email protected] or 269.548.6232. Thank you!

Created by:   Monika Trahe
 
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Available Slot

KALAMAZOO BED ADOPTER (40)

Tend to your bed once a week throughout the summer (end of May through the end of September)

 
15 of 40 slots filled
Diann Morris
same as last year
Cheryl Kuta
Bronson Park where small alligator used to be
Judy Naylor
Same bed as the last two years, if possible
Jan Benner
Bronson Park bed, same as previous years
Kaylana Jones
Preferred medium sized flower bed! (i am small but mighty)
Jean Schweitzer
Same bed as last year please. Thanks.
Katherine Kinas
Same bed as last year w/Margaret
Margaret Strzelecki
Same bed as last year w/Katherine
Connie Carroll
pollinator gardens if still available
Jane Schroder
Same as last year
Lynda McKinnon
Same round bed as last year, if possible.
Peg Cancro
Same round bed in Bronson Park, adopting with Lynda McKinnon again.
Liliya Vansovich
A flower bed of a medium size
Kalamazoo Roller Derby (2)

PORTAGE BED ADOPTER (20)

Tend to your bed once a week throughout the summer (end of May through the end of September)

 
All slots filled
Bernatche School Of Dance (4)
Same as last year if possible.
Gloria Lowrance
Circle bed with Cara Terry
Sadia Faisal (2)
Renee Hart
Kathy Grueter
Sharing bed with Karen Wyatt
Susan Lane
Portage City Hall - sign bed
Jill Williams
Cara Terry
Circle bed
Czuk Family
Julia Horton
Small bed on Library Lane
Annette Arkush
Linda Whitlock
Portage Bicentennial Park Trailhead
Kanika Saini
Brett Meyer
Same butterfly bed, Med & Large shirts
Missy Pluta
Usual bed at end of Library Lane
Judy Nichols
same bed as last year

TRAIN STATION CONTAINERS ADOPTER (2)

Once a week, tend to the large planted containers at the transportation center in downtown Kalamazoo (weed, deadhead, clear out litter)

 
All slots filled
Sadia Faisal
Abraham Hempel
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