Shop Keweenaw Co-op, Save A Bag, Raise Money for the Garden! A successful campaign!

Keweenaw Co-op General Manager, Curt Webb, presents the Ryan Street
Community Garden with a generous donation from the Co-op's Bring-A-Bag Fund.

Thank you to the Keweenaw Co-op and all those shoppers who brought their own grocery bags during the months of April through October! The Co-op's Bring-A-Bag Campaign is one of the ways they contribute to the welfare of the community and promote environmental business practices.

The Keweenaw Co-op is a community-owned cooperative grocery store in Hancock, Michigan offering goods and services that appeal to consumers who have a meaningful sense of environmental and social responsibility and incorporate those values into their buying decisions.

Art & Fertility

Local artist and community gardener, Joyce Koskenmaki, works on the garden wall mosaic/mural along Road Street. She is using found objects ("treasures") that we unearthed as we developed the site, together with locally collected beach stones and bits of broken glass and tile. The wall mosaic/mural is part of our effort to celebrate "art in the garden".

Here we go again...picking bio-bag pieces out of the compost so kindly donated by the City of Hancock (Thanks DPW!). We use this nutrient-rich compost generated from decomposed yard trimmings as our growing medium in the raised beds.

Here we are slashing down our "green manure" crop of Buckwheat we planted earlier this summer. We're topping off the bed with some compost and then we will cover it with a 4-6 inch layer of straw mulch. In a couple weeks it will be ready for a fall plant of garlic. One of our volunteers was caught on camera stepping in the raised bed...uh oh! (A major benefit of having raised beds/designated paths is that is keeps foot traffic out of the growing area so the soil doesn't get compacted.)