One of the first projects Grow Benzie completed when purchasing the abandoned greenhouse nursery in 2008, was converting the 3,200 sqft ranch house into commercial business space. Immediately, we converted a spare room downstairs into a fully operational sewing studio. With hundreds of hours of volunteer work, and donations from throughout the community- including 6 new Husqvarna sewing machines donated from the St. Ann’s Church Men’s Club in Frankfort- the dream became a reality.

Fiber related workshops have been hosted throughout the years in the Sewing Studio, and Days for Girls started utilizing the work space 2-3 times a week starting in 2016.  Quilting groups, after school programs, and field trips have all spent time in the Sewing Studio showing us that there is still interest in fiber related skills. 

For more information, contact info@GrowBenzie.org or 231-882-9510