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I Can Garden and You Can Too!

Master Gardener Jane Hoinville at the Jolly Garden

Master Gardener Jane Hoinville

Turns out I can weed a garden just as well as the next person! Who would have thought! Jolly Garden is located at 1324 Academy Street and needs volunteers just like you!

The College offers garden classes in the fall and spring and is maintained in the summer by Kalamazoo College students, faculty, staff members, and friends. Leading the efforts is Master Gardener Jane Hoinville, who “by day” works as a prospect research analyst in the College’s development unit. The garden first began in 2010 and is named after Seema Jolly ’07, the first instructor of the gardening course and a strong force behind the garden’s success.

Jane is also presenting master gardener information on vegetable gardening on July 30th at noon. Mark it on your calendar and see you at the Jolly Garden, where Jane can also answer any questions you may have about your own garden!

The garden is open for volunteer work on Tuesdays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. throughout the summer.

Text and photos by Mallory Zink ’15