Our mission Grow Benzie enriches our region by fostering positive action to increase access to healthful foods, jobs, life skills, and each other and by providing a community place that supports and nurtures these activities.
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Grow Benzie: A Story of Inspiration, Success and Strong Community

Grow Benzie: A Story of Inspiration, Success and Strong Community

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As a farm, we're always in need of stuff to make things better.  As a community non-profit, we're always in need of donations of time to maintain things. As a social hub and idea factory, we're always in need of benefactors to make the dreams become things. STUFF
  • Woodchips for mulching the garden beds
  • Edible and native plants for the property
  • New tools (drill, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc), not old ones that don't work
  • New digital projector for the Event Center
  • Stackable chairs for our event room
  • New event tables to replace our aging wood tables
  • Item Collection
  • Wishlist - Amazon, etc
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About us Founded in 2007, Grow Benzie is a non-profit community center located in rural Benzie County. Formerly a commercial nursery with three 5,000 sqft hoophouses, a 3,200 sqft ranch house, and a 6,500 sqft retail building- we now have dozens of partners utilizing our campus for year-round public events: potlucks and concerts, classes and workshops including gardening (in our hoop houses), culinary and nutrition (in our commercial kitchen), sewing and knitting (in our sewing studio), and a weekly farmers market (in our community center and picnic area). Our 4-acre campus includes an event center, commercial kitchen, shared office space, incubator farm, bee yard, MakerSpace, sewing studio, community garden & farmers market. Partner organizations offer year round programs and events for youth & adults.
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