Kalamazoo in Bloom is a group of volunteers that raises money throughout the year for the planting day, which they do every year. They use volunteers from KPS schools, who spend the day planting, and get pizza after. Junior Dylin Nichols spent the day planting and said, “It’s really fun, and I’ve learned a lot. I didn’t know that you had to put mulch down after you planted.” The day gives an opportunity for students to work and learn, all while making the community more beautiful.
Junior Ferren Olmsted-Meade works in Bronson park planting. She spent the day working with Kalamazoo in Bloom Volunteers. Photo Credit / Hannah Pittman
On Thursday May 26th volunteers worked in downtown Kalamazoo planting throughout the parks and downtown area. The planting day occurs once every spring. Photo Credit / Hannah Pittman
Volunteer Patricia Pittman hands out pizza to the students. After a day of planting all the volunteers received food. Photo Credit / Hannah Pittman
Senior Nora Hilgart-Griff smiles as she helps beautify downtown Kalamazoo. This annual tradition would not be possible without the help of so many volunteers like her. Photo Credit / Rachel Zook
Seniors Nora Hilgart-Griff and Olivia Mears and junior Dylin Nichols work hard spreading mulch at the Kalamazoo In Bloom Planting Day 2017. They all volunteered as part of a class field trip for AP Biology. Photo Credit / Rachel Zook