Stir It Up
Detroit group heals with the power of food
In some areas of Detroit, it's hard to tell if you're in the country or the city.
Published: March 18, 2014
That’s the feel and strength of healing support in a west side living room — people eating and sharing, talking about what works for them. Something like a family.
The Healing Support Network can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s garden time: Actually, as I’ve learned the past few years, it’s never not garden time. But we’re moving into one of the more intense seasons for folks who just get their green thumb thing going in the summer. Keep Growing Detroit has a series of events coming up that can help make this a successful season. There is a raised bed workshop, a strawberry workshop, sweet potato workshop, a basic gardening class, and transplant and seed distributions coming up over the next several weeks. Check out detroitagriculture.net for more information.
KGD, along with the Detroit Food Policy Council, Eastern Market Corporation and the MSU Regional Center (that’s a lot of names but we’re dealing with community cooperation here), welcome national food systems expert Anthony Flaccavento to town this weekend. The program starts at 6 p.m. Friday, March 21, and is titled: “What’s love got to do with it? Channeling local foods passion into a movement for community, economic and national renewal.” It’s at the Detroit Mercantile Co. (3434 Russell St., Detroit). Saturday’s program at Vanguard Community Development (2785 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit) is titled “Greater Yield: Tools for planning and managing your farm or garden to increase profit and improve sustainability.”
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