Building Community:  Rise Above a Wintry Wonderland at Whiting Forest’s Canopy Walk

A quintessential winter wonderland located above an outdoor botanical garden may be a surprising destination during Michigan’s frosty wintertime, but the snow-covered Whiting Forest on the campus of Dow Gardens in Midland invites visitors to explore the nation’s longest canopy walk every month of the year. 

2023-02-07T17:37:33-05:00Categories: Building Community, Northern Michigan|

Building Community Northern MI: ART in the LOFT

ART in the LOFT celebrates the power of the arts and outreach in the Alpena community, running the spectrum from creative children’s crafts to important exhibits. The gallery invites the community to enjoy indoor activities until they’ve navigated through the final months of winter in Northern Michigan.

Building Community: Northern Michigan Equine Therapy

Horses, hope, and healing. These three things live in harmony at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy, an outpatient rehabilitation facility in Boyne City that harnesses the unique healing power of horsemanship as a therapeutic tool.

Building Community: Cheboygan Opera House

Normally, the theater is where spectators enjoy watching dramatic performances. In this story, the theater itself is the drama – the Cheboygan Opera House weathering the global pandemic of COVID.

Building Community: Foster Closet of Northern Michigan

The nonprofit provides personal items to foster children so that they have a few belongings to call their own. The goal is to help these children rebuild their self-esteem and having something of their own has proven to aid in achieving this goal.

Guardian Gals, Inc.

Nearly 20 years ago, Guardian Gals, Inc. founder Abby Hamilton recognized the need for a program to engage women from early adolescence to young adulthood in activities that promote healthy hearts and lives. More specifically, its mission states, “to actively engage girls and women to ignite positive personal growth and connection.”

Building Community: Groundwork for Resilient Communities

For 23 years, Groundwork for Resilient Communities (formerly known as the Michigan Land Use Institute) has successfully built programs with the belief that a clean environment and strong economy go hand in hand.

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