Grow Benzie: Modern Day Community Center Offering Classes and Workshops
Grow Benzie in Benzonia has become a modern-day community center that is offering people from across Northern Michigan the resources to connect with others and have a safe space and the tools to chase after their dreams. Joshua Stoltz, the Executive Director of Grow Benzie explains, “ It’s really a community effort to make sure everybody can use this space.”
People in Benzie County and beyond have access to meeting spaces, a big commercial kitchen, event space, a community garden, a hoop house, maker/sewing studios, and plenty of classes/workshops.
Of course in 2020, things have looked a little different here at Grow Benzie. “Right now with COVID everybody’s kind of put the break on a little but just staying connected I think is the most important part,” explains Stoltz.
One of the spaces that has kept their wheels turning is the Maker/Sewing studio. They have continued their mission throughout the pandemic by creating masks for frontline workers and those who need access to them. They have made thousands over the last several months.
If you are interested in learning more about Grow Benzie or the opportunities they are currently offering, click here.