Living Green in Creston

The Living Green in Creston Committee focuses on environmental stewardship in the Creston Neighborhood.

 

CONNECT & GET INVOLVED 

  • Join the Living Green in Creston Committee. LGC meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30pm. Right now we are meeting on Zoom. Once the weather warms up, we’ll resume meeting outdoors. Please contact us for the Zoom link.
  • Join the Living Green Facebook group! With 300 members and counting, the LGC Facebook group offers posts every day about plants, nature, the environment, and more!
  • Attend an event! LGC presents workshops, plant exchanges, hands-on work days, and more! See our list of upcoming events below. 

THE LIVING GREEN READING LIST

This is an informal list of educational resources (books, podcasts, videos, & more!) put together by members of the Living Green in Creston Committee. Check it out!

THE CRESTON NATIVE PLANTS INITIATIVE

The Creston Native Plants Initiative aims to encourage Creston neighbors to grow native plants.

Native plants are defined as plants that were here prior to European colonization.  Native plants provide habitat and food for wildlife such as birds, support pollinators, retain and clean water, and help clean the air.

Did you know that many of our native insects are considered specialists whose larvae can only eat certain native plant species? One popular example of this is the Monarch Butterfly and its dependence on milkweed (though there are many other examples of this in nature).

Grow native plants and watch your garden come to life!

Do you have a native garden and want to support the Creston Native Plants Initiative? Buy a yard sign for your garden! 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

APRIL 15, 6:30pm, on Zoom

So you want to “Save the Bees?”

In this free online presentation, Dr. Rufus Isaacs from MSU Department of Entomology will address the following topics:
  • Introduction to the bees of Michigan
  • Ecological requirements of pollinators
  • Building pollinator habitat
  • Getting involved
  • Pollinator monitoring projects
  • Social engagement to Save The Bees

 

JUNE 3, 6:30pm, Aberdeen Park

Spring plant exchange. 

Our highly anticipated Spring Plant exchange is back! Bring labeled plants or seeds to share if you have them. 
New to the neighborhood? Don’t have anything to share? No problem! There is usually plenty of plants to go around! 
Master gardeners and knowledgeable plant enthusiasts will be available to help answer your plant questions. 
Remember to bring a box or basket to bring plants home.

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