Hope Village Initiative Town Hall
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
How to acquire vacant properties
Focus: HOPE Family Learning Center 1400 Oakman Boulevard
This event is FREE!!! Refreshments will be served.
For more information 313.494.4468 – email@example.com
Saturday, April 20, 2013
(Beginning at) 11001 Chalmers
Join us for a day of Peace & Positive ACTION As we:
- Board Up & Clean Up Blighted Properties
- Renovate homes for Veteran & Youth Transitional Housing
- Plant Flowers, Shrubs & Grasses
- Beautify Community Spaces
Volunteers can sign up by emailing: The313Project@gmail.com.
The 7th Annual Arise Detroit! Neighborhoods Day
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Provides an opportunity for churches, block clubs, community groups and businesses to showcase what they are doing to create a better Detroit.
The Registration Deadline is July 1, 2013.
The Registration fee for community groups is $50, in which you will receive banners, T-shirts, marketing support and other incentives.
To register please visit http://www.arisedetroit.org or call 313-921-1955.
Welcome to the first issue of Wayne SEEDLING of 2013! Downloadable here: Wayne SEEDLING 2013 Volume 5, Issue 4
This issue reports on updates from the past quarter, including:
- SEED Wayne’s participation in the Growing Power workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, page 1
- SLUGS, a new campus garden group has been formed to lead Warrior Garden activities, page 1
- A profile of our good friend and 2013 Sustainability Warrior, Kathryn Lynch Underwood, page 3
- UP 5430, Cities and Food class, offered in partnership with community food leaders, several of whom have already given seminars in the class. For a list of upcoming seminars, see calendar on page 4. Seminars are open to the public, but you’ll need to email me in advance to reserve a seat.
- The WSU Farmers Market starts back up on June 5, 11 am, at 5201 Cass Ave, page 5. Come by and say hello to all our great new and returning vendors!
- A new grant “Healthy Eats Project” allows us to offer nutrition education and food demos at midtown senior complexes and the Wayne State Farmers Market, page 6
- Plus, the usual, SEED Wayne partners on page 2, and a Calendar of Events on page 4. Campus gardeners, please note that our St. Andrews Garden start up is happening April 27, with details to follow from garden program leader, Charles Lisee.
All of us at SEED Wayne are grateful for your continuing support, participation, and friendship! Special thanks to Dawn Bielawski for her editorial assistance with this issue!
We look forward to seeing you soon at one or more of our events—garden startup, market, food demos, and others!
Please contact Dr. Kami Pothukuchi, Director of SEED Wayne, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions.
Join us as we plant a large scale community garden and urban farm, gut and deconstruct blighted homes. The Volunteers workdays are from 10am – 4pm on Saturdays at 7432 Brush. This month’s workdays are April 13th and the 27th. For more information please call 313-444-6834.
This issue reports on activities over the past quarter, including:
- The WSU Farmers Market, page 1
- Campus gardens, page 1
- The Cities and Food class, p 3 (Seminars by community-based experts in this class are open to the public; please email me if you are interested in getting information about the seminar series when it is finalized)
- SEED Wayne’s 5th Annual Harvest Dinner, page 3
- Urban Ag ordinance and the Hantz Woodlands land sale, p 4 (As you may have heard, City Council voted yesterday, December 11, to sell more than 1,500 parcels on Detroit’s eastside to Hantz Woodlands; last week, December 6, the City Planning Commission voted to adopt the Urban Agriculture Ordinance, with a date as yet pending for the City Council to take it up)
- Plus, the usual, SEED Wayne partners on page 3, and Calendar of Events on page 7. Please note that Earthworks has an open house until December 14, 11 am to 7 pm, with lots of honey, jams, and other gift items for sale made on location.
All of us at SEED Wayne are grateful for your continuing support, participation, and friendship! Our best wishes for a great holiday season: Happy Hanukkah (somewhat belated!), Solstice, and Kwanza, and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate these holidays! We look forward to connecting with you in 2013.
For more information about SEED Wayne please visit: www.clas.wayne.edu/seedwayne.
The City of Detroit City Planning Commission and the Detroit Food Policy Council will hold three community meetings. Come learn about the proposed Urban Agriculture ordinance, ask questions, and share your opinions.
For more information please contact Kathryn Underwood at (313)224-6378 or KathrynL@detroitmi.gov.
The ordinance will available at www.detroitmi.gov/CityCouncil/CouncilDivisions/CityPlanningComission prior to the community meeting.
We need your support!!! We need you to come out and help assist with the Beautification Blitz. It’s 3 days of fun, sweat, fun, dirt, fun, and bettering the North End! The Blitz will occur on September 18th through September 20th from 1pm to 5pm each day. If you cannot assist please recruit a volunteer in your place. To register please sign up here: NE Blitz Volunteer Registration Form.
USGBC Detroit Regional Chapter and Wayne State University are working together to create Detroit’s first ever Better Blockon September 22-23, 2012. The aim is to make the chosen block a model of what can happen when sustainable design is applied to an underserved urban area. The site will feature pop-up vendors, food and drinks, work by local artists and artisans, and entertainment and exhibits from nearby venues.
Better Block Detroit will take place in conjunction with the Detroit Design Festival. Events will run Saturday, September 22 from 9am until 8pm, and on Sunday, September 23 from 9am-5pm. Bring friends and family for a great time, to help invigorate Detroit, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME.
We are located at E. Grand Blvd. and St. Antoine St. in Detroit. For more information about Better Block Detroit please visit: http://betterblockdetroit.tumblr.com/