The Creative Outdoors: Imaginative Installations with Jeremy Barnett

6-12 About The Program register Jeremy Barnett Jeremy Barnett is a Detroit-based installation artist, scenic designer, and long-time friend of the SCA.  Create Community: Spaces for Discovery, designed by artists Jeremy Barnett and Jason Maracani, uses everyday objects found in our local environments to call to mind our community’s deep environmental treasures like the river […]

The Creative Outdoors: Seeds of a Story with Stephanie Ellis

6-10 About The Program register FEATURED ARTIST Stephanie Ellis Stephanie Ellis is an illustrator inspired by the “natural world, storytelling, and her midwest upbringing”. Her work combines familiar flora and fauna with fantastical characters to create extraordinary narratives. Based in Grand Rapids, Stephanie derives inspiration from local ecosystems and Michigan wildlife. You can find Stephanie […]

The Creative Outdoors: Fauna

4-10 About The Program register Outdoor Discovery Center The Outdoor Discovery Center is advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. Their inquiry-based style of programming allows students to learn about and experience nature and culture in a hands-on manner with offerings for all ages and audiences. This offering will be hosted at the Outdoor […]

The Creative Outdoors: Flora

Ages 4-10 About The Program register Outdoor Discovery Center The Outdoor Discovery Center is advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. Their inquiry-based style of programming allows students to learn about and experience nature and culture in a hands-on manner with offerings for all ages and audiences. This offering will be hosted at the […]

The Creative Outdoors: Cooking up Colors w/ Rachel Hefferan

9-12 About The Program register Rachel Hefferan Rachel Hefferan is a “homesteader, fermentation nerd, and hopeful environmentalist” whose textile works focus on ecology and microbiology. Rachel’s weavings reference microbial communities and patterns, enlarging and entangling the microscopic into the material world of textiles. Rachel lives and works in Michigan, and kicked off the SCA’s 2022 […]

Totes Blue! : Indigo Tote Bag Workshop

6:30 – 8:30 PM $80 SCA Pavilion Register About The Program From a cloudless sky to a deep violet black, indigo has intrigued and influenced natural dyeing for centuries. During this workshop, participants will get to dye a tote bag for themselves after a brief overview of dye resist techniques, as well as viewing samples […]

Garden Meditations, Motivations and Manifestations w/ Scotty Jacobs

6:30 – 8:30 PM SCA Pavillion $80 Register About The Program Garden Meditations, Motivations & Manifestations – an inspirational garden design workshop w/ Scotty Jacobs of Specialty Gardens. We’ll be exploring our hearts and mapping our imaginations with a GROWTH mindset – working to grow joy in our lives from the ground up, from the […]

Follow the Journey

Vertical Gardens Every day, something new is popping up with our Vertical Gardens. We would love for you to follow along with the exciting journey of growth, change, and challenge.

Related Programming

Events + Experiences Do you want to jump in and learn more about Rachel, hand weaving, or fermentation? Want to see what these vertical farmstands are all about? Interested in turning your thumb a little more green with Scotty? There are unique opportunities for learners of all ages to get hands-on with our exhibitions this […]

The Exhibit

Lettuce Grow Founded by actress Zooey Deschanel and co-parent Jacob Pechenik, Lettuce Grow aims to reduce food waste by promoting healthy and sustainable alternatives for growing fresh, clean and unprocessed food regardless of space, time, knowledge, income or experience. The SCA is excited to announce we will be joining the Lettuce Grow mission in 2022 […]