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Interest: Sustainable Living

Cleaning Up the Rain Garden

Published: August 5, 2023

We started the first phase of revitalizing the rain garden at YDL-Whittaker!


Composting at Whittaker

Published: August 2, 2023

The composting activity allowed participants to learn about the importance of composting to waste reduction and how to start their own compost to get a quality soil!


Garden-to-table Programs at Superior

Published: July 21, 2023

The garden-to-table program at YDL-Superior offers fresh food to try from vegetables growing in the learning garden!


Come See What is Growing at Whittaker

Published: July 19, 2023

Check out what the vegetable garden at YDL-Whittaker has to offer!


Rain Garden Plants

Published: July 9, 2021

Our newly planted rain garden is ready to be explored!


Attracting Bird & Butterflies: How to plant a backyard habitat to attract winged wildlife by Barbara ellis
Books About Birds

Attracting birds and butterflies : how to plant a backyard habitat to attract winged wildlife Find in catalog Birds of Michigan field guide Find in catalog Field guide to birds of Michigan Find in catalog Field guide to the birds’ nests : United States east of the Mississippi River Find in catalog National Geographic field guide to the birds of North America Find in catalog Peterson guide to bird identification — in 12 steps Find in catalog Planting native to attract birds to your yard Find in catalog The Sibley guide to bird life & behavior Find in catalog

Make Your Own Bird Houses & Feeders by Robyn Maus
Birdhouse books

Read about bird houses!

Food Justice is Social Justice
Kids at the Table: Food Justice

Published: February 19, 2021

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn all about food justice!


Food Justice is Social Justice
Food Justice For Kids

Read a book about food justice, then find activities and learn more on our webpage all about food justice and food justice activists.


Published: October 28, 2020

PUMPKINS–THE ORANGE ICON OF FALL Pumpkins were one of the earliest cultivated foods of the Americas. Over 9,000 years ago the indigenous peoples of North America were growing pumpkins in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pumpkins spread north to the eastern region of the United States by 2700 BCE, where they were grown by the Pueblo tribes of the southwestern United States, as well as the Apaches, Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Papago, Pima and Yuman tribes. The pumpkin’s thick orange flesh was a staple food source for thousands of years, and the seeds can be eaten too. The Tohono O’Odham people ground pumpkin seeds …



Year round garden activities


Animal Life in Your Backyard

Published: July 24, 2020


Resprouting Vegetables

Published: July 10, 2020

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn all about resprouting vegetables!


Bees and Pollination

Published: June 26, 2020

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn all about composting!



Published: June 19, 2020

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn all about composting!


Seeds and Seedlings

Published: June 12, 2020

Learn about all seeds with Molly at this week’s Garden-to-Table, then make seed art!


Image of a mandala. A series of sticks and green leaves around another ring of flowers in the center.
Nature Mandalas

Published: May 8, 2020

For today’s garden-to-table adventure we are going to take advantage of the nice weather and go outside to look for mandalas, then gather supplies and make your own!


Growing Hope’s Sustainable Response to Covid-19

Published: April 8, 2020

Growing Hope is using their farm and resources to provide emergency food and support. Check out this post from their website for some of the ways they are responding and adapting to the needs of our community. It’s a great time to sign up for a virtual class!


Senior Health Counseling
The News About Our Health

Published: January 31, 2020

Stay informed on the latest updates on maintaining both physical and mental health in Washtenaw County.


Dr. Hanna-Attisha
How a Doctor Exposed the Flint Water Crisis

Published: October 1, 2019

What The Eyes Don’t See, Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha’s groundbreaking account of the Flint Water Crisis, is featured this fall as part of the Great Michigan Read. Dr. Mona will visit Ypsilanti October 21.