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
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.
Please join community+public arts: DETROIT (CPAD) and the NECWA Community as we plan for this year’s performing and visual arts projects. Performers, artists, and community members, bring your ideas. We want to work with you, the members of the community.
North End Arts & Culture Meeting
Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
at St. John’s Evangelist Temple
Detroit, MI 48211
Please RSVP here: NECW Arts & Culture RSVP Form
**Meetings are the fourth Thursday of every month. Please put the date on your calendar!!!
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is hosting a community engagement day on Wednesday, February 27th.
You may have noticed some work over the last year on Brush St. between Custer and Horton. This work is part of an ongoing effort to convert the space into an urban agriculture demonstration area and we want to know what you think.
Come join us for an open house to learn more about the past and present of this effort and discuss the future of urban agriculture in the North End. We want to hear your comments, answer your questions, and address any concerns. We are also looking for members of the North End community to be a part of a community advisory board that will work with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to create resources that are truly valuable to the North End.
The event will take place on Wednesday, February 27th from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Vanguard Community Development Corporation which is located at 2785 E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48211. You can come at any time and stay for as long as you want. Please feel free to bring your friends, family, and an appetite as free food will be provided. We will have pizza, subs, salads, and beverages at 4:30 pm.
For more information on the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) please visit www.miufi.org or call. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any questions before the event you can call Shelby Wilson at 313-444-MUFI (6834) or email at email@example.com.
You Are Cordially Invited to join us for a night of Celebration as we celebrate you our Community Residents and help raise funds to support our Hustle Night here at Focus: HOPE. Please tell your friends, family and fellow community residents. Tickets are $15 and includes food.
For more information please contact Esteria Rogan at (313) 494-4922
Detroit Food Policy Council Monthly Meeting
March 12, 2013
St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church
8850 Woodward Ave. Detroit 48202
In an effort to reach more Detroiters, the DFPC will regularly hold its monthly meeting at community sites around the city. Come learn about your Detroit Food Policy Council and share your thoughts about our food system including urban agriculture, land use, farmer’s markets, grocery stores, food assistance and more.
Kiva social entrepreneurs will share their stories with you – our audience – and then YOU vote to decide who gets our pooled resources as a micro-grant to help grow their business!
How does it work?
Pay $5. Get dinner and a vote. Hear from four community-minded local businesses and vote on which business to fund with the money raised from our meal together!
Kiva SOUP (supporting specifically social entrepreneurs)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Mi 48202
$5 for soup, salad, bread, and a vote!
Doors at 5:00pm
Proposals presented at 6:30pm
Dinner around 7:15pm
Winners announced around 8:15
The Winner of the December SOUP with $1215.25 was:
Project Summary: We provide workshops at Detroit Community High which teach students the process of screen printing and the creation of a business model. Students learn to redesign the school’s logo, create their school’s own clothing brand, and supply end products to their local community.
How will you use SOUP grant funding towards the realization of your project? The students have already created a test batch of shirts and posters. We plan on using the resources to build a light box, and buy additional supplies such as screens, shirts, ink, and photo emulsion. The light box is necessary for the process of screen printing to be self-sufficient at Detroit Community High.
Why does this project matter to the Detroit Community?
From working with students in Brightmoor, we noticed that there was always an emphasis on leaving. Outside of the few afterschool sports, most students did not have a reason to stay and the sense of community was lackluster. We want to help change this. We want to educate students, help them develop new skills, and work together with other students/teacher/administration. By helping students design their own brand and logo, we want the students to take pride in their own work and community, and develop their own identity.
- a collaborative situation
- a public dinner
- a platform for connection
- a theatrical environment
- a democratic experiment in micro-funding
- a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
- a forum for critical but accessible discussion
- an opportunity to support creative people in Detroit
2013: (Dates are Subject to Change)
February 10: Three Year Anniversary!
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 1st Whole Foods Market will be kicking off a 28-day challenge for anyone interested in eating better and getting healthier. Throughout the month Whole Foods Market will offer a series of hot, new classes with great food and guest lecturers to support you on your path. You will also receive weekly emails with a new set of recipes and tips to keep you going. Class dates, challenge guidelines, and meal plans will be sent next week so you can get a head start!
Please email Akua Woolbright, Community Health and Wellness Educator, at Akua.Woolbright@wholefoods.com if you are interested in participating in this challenge.
Eat Well! Have Fun! Take Charge!
Come celebrate as local vendors showcase their goods and services in the 1st Annual North End Holiday Pop-Up Market on Thursday, December 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday, December 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m at Grand Boulevard & Woodward.
Retail vendors include: AVON, Jerky Direct, Love Travels Imports and Clay & Cloth, Lonies Unique Attic, Breathe Spa and Beauty Collection, Our Treasure-Your Pleasures Upscale/Resale Shop, Brielle’s Bracelet, Curl Up & Dye, Three Sisters Beauty, Divine & Beautiful Jewelry, and the Astaia Collection
Food vendors include: Detroit Brunch, Peaches and Greens, Uncle Calvin’s Sweet Potato Pies and BocaDoce (artisan sweets)
Pop-up events make retail more accessible to residents by providing opportunities for them to shop within their neighborhoods. Pop-ups help revive vacant commercial buildings and districts within neighborhoods by illustrating how spaces can be used creatively. In addition, pop-ups help generate interest, foot traffic and economic activity, that if sustained, can help revitalize Detroit.