Health literacy/Read and seed

Health literacy

Introducing a fun new way to build literacy skills with movement and dance! Each Friday in May, Raechal will help learners strengthen vocabulary and reading skills while learning about physical movement and dance techniques. This class is free. To sign up, contact Kamaria at (269) 350-4595 or [email protected]

Fridays, starting May 5
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
In person and online 

about the instructor

Raechal Smith is a 23-year old WMU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Services and Sciences and a minor in Dance and Holistic Healthcare. Raechal has had extensive dance training since age three and has been immersed in music education since childhood. She is a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher, teaching various students and ages throughout her time in school. Raechal’s passions include teaching with a focus on holistic methods in connection to any topic to help increase learning and well-being. 

community garden & interpretive learning center

Read and Seed blends Health Literacy and Parent Literacy into a fun and engaging program where participants learn about:

  • Growing fruits and vegetables  
  • Healthy and delicious recipes 
  • Fun, food-related family activities

Read and Seed is free and open to all KLC learners. Parents are encouraged to attend Family Literacy Days with their children so they can learn together. We will have fun with tips and strategies for keeping families living healthier lives. 

In the garden, we’re growing beans, strawberries, corn, lettuce, spinach, pumpkins, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, chives, and zucchini. We even have sunflowers and a butterfly garden! Browse the photo gallery below. 

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Read and Seed Community Garden in Edison
Read and Seed Family Literacy Day 

family literacy days

Family Literacy Days are back for the 2023 season! From May – November, we will host monthly gatherings in the community garden. Families will enjoy fun and creative activities designed for all ages. Our special focus on multi-generational literacy means parents and kids will love learning together about everything from gardening, to healthy eating, to wellness and of course, reading & writing skills. 

In case of rain, main activities will take place indoors in the Adult Education and Training wing inside Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan. We also invite you to enjoy an umbrella tour of the garden. 

Browse below for more photos. 

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