Grounds Rental Information / Cost / Locations
Calling All Gardeners!!!
Are you looking for an opportunity to work in the soil and participate in a volunteer opportunity?
The Arboretum's entrance garden team is looking for people who would like to work in the Arboretum a few hours a week. The team has maintained the entrance beds for the past several years.
We help design the beds, plant, mulch, water and weed all of the entrance beds. Once we get that under control, we help the staff mow, trim trees and clear underbrush from the trees around the Arboretum.
We have also started efforts to rejuvenate the Lilac Beds. And we have been involved in a labeling project to identify and label the Arboretum tree collection. As you can see the team is involved in many activities and could use help in any or all of these areas - a great opportunity to learn and help.
The team normally works each Tuesday morning for three hours.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the team, please contact Jerry Tilmann at (269)964-2267 or Rick Maison at (269)986-4588.
You may also use the Online Form Below.
Gardening 365, Urban Farmer Training Program.
Good Food BC.
Spring into planting season with the hippest food conference in the community as Good Food Battle Creek presents Good Food Matters:
March 29, 2014
Doors open at 8:30 a.m., program begins at 9:30 a.m.
Calhoun Area Career Center
475 E. Roosevelt Ave
This conference is FREE with a donation of a canned good or other nonperishable item is requested.
Who's hungry in Battle Creek? What are the best food-related businesses to start here? How can I get my kid
to eat more healthy?
Those questions and others will be addressed at
The event is an informative yet informal look at food issues affecting the Battle Creek region. The goal is to learn about the food system and help energize residents around the food movement.
Renowned food system activist Malik Yakini is serving up generous helpings of food for thought during his keynote address when Good Food BC hosts its 2nd annual food conference.
Good Food Battle Creek is comprised of residents and organizations who share passion and interest in issues related to food justice and strengthening local food systems.
A central focus of the conference is the Battle Creek Community Food Assessment (CFA) and focus groups conducted. Issues of food access for all residents will also be discussed, as well as other important food work happening across the community. And it's more than about digging in the dirt.
Detroit food activist Malik Yakini, who is delivering the keynote address, is Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Yakini will provide expert understanding into how America's food system is and isn't working and why that's important.
In addition to the workshops, lectures and lunch, students from the Calhoun Area Career Center culinary program are providing delightful cooking demonstrations and delicious samples.
Presented by Good Food BC. For more information or to participate, email us:
Spring is just around the corner.
Field Trip Facts Brochure
Office: 8am - 5pm weekdays.
Children's Garden: Closed for the season, will open again 1 April 2014.
Leila Arboretum: Daily from Dawn to Dusk.
Arboretum Grounds Map
Children's Garden Grounds Map
There are no daily admission or parking fees for either Leila Arboretum or the Children's Garden.
There are fees for Grounds Rental and there may be some fees for special events.
There are fees for Guided Tour Group Visits / Classes / Summer Break Camps at the Children's Garden. Please check the Children's Garden pages for more information.
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of the site you will see a special logo at the top of the page. Anytime you wish to return
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