Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with this Groupon.
$20 for a One-Hour Mother-Daughter Gardening Workshop ($40 Value)
Choose between the following dates:
- Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Mothers and daughters can spend some quality time together around Mother’s Day during one of two gardening workshops. You’ll learn how to properly garden herbs and put together your own garden bowl of various herbs. Students will also complete their own garden craft to take home. Fuel the creative process by munching on provided herbed cheeses and dips with crackers and sipping a beverage such as basil lemonade.
"As a culture, we’ve gotten away from digging our fingers into the dirt," says Craig Koetsier. At Koetsier’s Greenhouse, co-owner Craig is trying to change that and remind people—particularly the next generation—how to work with the earth. "We’re kid-oriented," Craig says, describing his center's plethora of youth-friendly diversions such as crafts and train rides; their smorgasbord of children’s spring activities was even featured on FOX17.
When he was a child, Craig ferried flats of petunias and impatiens around the family greenhouse. Today, he and his brother are third-generation owners of the business, and their sister works with them at the 100,000-square foot greenhouse where visitors spy hanging plants, annuals, container gardens, and flowering shrubs, asking them where they see themselves in five years to asses if they're a good fit. Although the Koetsiers still coax blooms from traditional favorites such as geraniums, their greenhouse has thrived over the past century by keeping up with contemporary gardening trends and transforming its stock in coordination each season. In the autumn, families arrive to play amid mazes and inflatables and assess the structural integrity of pumpkins before outfitting them with wheels and hitching them to horses. When winter blows in, guests browse the center's pine boughs and live evergreens to decide which to take home and string with decorations.
1601 Spaulding Ave Se
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546