A letter from our Executive Director:

What a day!
Grow Benzie is now the partner site for: a 10-week “Mom Power” group, the after school hangout for high schoolers a minimum of two days a week, and as the Benzonia-Beulah playgroup center for toddlers and parents who will learn about food through sensory and nutrition integration.And we’re doing all of this with partner organizations to continue our mission and combine resources rather than duplicate services. It feels SO good to see the parking lots full of cars and our buildings brimming with happy faces. Just a few years ago, many of these people had never heard of Grow Benzie, and now they’re referring their friends and families to our events.


Grow Benzie GIS Web Map


In the summer of 2018, Topher Busch and Fielding Schaefer completed a GIS mapping internship that provided them each with 120 hours of experiential learning and resulted in an interactive, online story map of Grow Benzie including photos, videos, and recipes for over 100 plants on the farmstead…

The work we saw from this group of GIS projects was by far the best I’ve ever seen, and could easily compete on a national level. This is proof that our future is in good hands.
— Russel Columbus, GRACE Project

What it means to become a member of Grow benzie...

All Annual Memberships Include:

One Grow Benzie workshop

Monthly e-newsletters

Early invitations to Grow Benzie events

Access to Stuff Library (tools, appliances, books)

Thank you for your support! Becoming a member declares your commitment to Grow Benzie and OUR mission of fostering positive activity to increase access to healthful foods, jobs, life skills and each other.

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Grow Benzie connects more people to healthful foods, jobs, life skills and each other with donations made by individuals like you, corporations like yours, and foundations ready to help us take immediate action. Your financial contributions help maintain and grow the programs we offer, and keep our boots on the ground and hands in the dirt getting the jobs done.

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