On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Cadillac Urban Gardens welcomed 24 new guests from The Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan to the garden’s manicured bins!

If you didn’t know, the Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt officially holds a “Wildlife Habitats at Cadillac Urban Garden” patch, which has become a “must-have” for the Scouts.

To obtain this patch, the girls had to complete a series of tasks divided amongst age groups.

  • Daisy Girl Scouts (grades K-1) led the group activity of planting a pollinator garden.
  • Brownie Girl Scouts (grades 2-3) built bird houses, and then painted them/caulked the seams.
  • Junior Girl Scouts (grades 4-5) participated in the building of bat houses, and then painted them/ caulked the seams.

Girls left the program with a new appreciation for conservancy and knowledge of what they can do to encourage species to populate in their communities. By participating in this community garden conservancy program, Girl Scouts earned a “Wildlife Habitats at Cadillac Urban Gardens” fun patch – adding it to their uniforms. The Girl Scouts also took advantage of the Fairy Garden activity at Scarcyny Park!