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Kalamazoo in Bloom

Bed Adopter Volunteers 2021

We have a few opportunities to adopt in downtown Kalamazoo or the City Centre in Portage. Responsibilities include weeding, deadheading and removing litter. 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.

  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 in downtown Kalamazoo. We have clusters of containers placed throughout Bronson Park, City Hall and the County Courthouse that need a little TLC to help them continue to look their best throughout the summer. Our gardener does all of the watering, but you can help pinch off spent blooms so they stay spectacular. Adopt a few or several containers and visit them once per week.
  4. 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.

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)

 
6 of 40 slots filled
Shirley Wise
The one I’ve tended behind City in Memory of Frank Szopo. I can tend one east of driveway if needed as well.
Diann Morris
The same one I've been tending the last few years.
Carol Fitzgerald
Katherine Kinas
Academy & Rose bed w/statue in it
Margaret Strzelecki
Academy & Rose bed w/statue in it
Jean Schweitzer
Same one as last year-#?? East triangle at South St.

PORTAGE BED ADOPTER (20)

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

 
12 of 20 slots filled
Sue Lane
Portage City Hall garden (same as previous years)
Cara Terry
Circle bed
Julia Horton
small bed on Library Lane
Karen Wyatt
corner of Westnedge and Shaver, by the road, closest to the railroad tracks
Kathy Grueter
corner of Westnedge and Shaver, by the road, closest to the railroad tracks
Gloria Lowrance
Adopt circle bed w/Cara
Gloria Lowrance
Adopt circle bed w/Cara
Bernatche School of Dance
New to bed adopting -
Laurel Green
small bed by the street in front of the canoe is the one I’ve had for the last two years
Lela Horning
Sadia Faisal
Renee Hart

TRAIN STATION CONTAINERS ADOPTER (5)

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

 

KALAMAZOO FLOWER CONTAINERS ADOPTER (10)

Tend to a cluster of flower containers once a week in Bronson Park, at City Hall or the County Courthouse. Deadhead spent blooms, clear out litter to help them look their best all summer.

 
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