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You've heard of cat cafes, board game cafes, and tech cafes. What about repair cafes?

Last week, the White Lake Township Library, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit, held its fourth repair cafe. Instead of throwing away a broken lamp or a shirt with a hole in it, people came to the library to get it fixed.

Mercedes Mejia / Michigan Radio

When you buy a bouquet of flowers for your loved one, do you know where those flowers are grown? Colombia? The Netherlands? What about right in your own community?

A new group based in Ann Arbor has expanded upon the burgeoning local food movement to include locally grown flowers. It’s called the Michigan Flower Growers Cooperative.

Once a week from spring to fall, the co-op allows growers to sell wholesale to floral designers, florists and distributors.