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 email@example.com with any comments or questions.
Unify Detroit Coalition, Bethel A.M.E. Church and Detroit Medical Center presents: Midtown Community Health Fair
Saturday, March 16, 2013
5050 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48202
There will be FREE health screenings
Asthma * Diabetes * Blood Pressure * Cholesterol * Vision * Hearing * Body Mass Index * Sickle Cell Information Cancer Information * and much more
A bag of fresh, nutritious groceries provided by Forgotten Harvest for those in need
Michigan Basic Property Insurance Association
Wayne County Sheriff Youth & Senior Education Fund
Christland Community Outreach – Allen Langford, Pastor
For more information, visit our website www.unifydetroitcoalition.org or call 313-418-3049
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
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!
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.