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Connecting On The Ground [WORKSHOP]

Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Friday April 20, 7pm to 9pm
Introduction to SPIN-Farming and Panel Discussion

For farmers, potential farmers, and everyone else interested in issues surrounding urban agriculture and community empowerment. Learn about SPIN farming, how much is that lot worth in farm income, what it means for communities and how it could work in the Detroit context.
• Free and open to the public

Saturday April 21, 9am to 2pm
SPIN-Farming® Basics Workshop with SPIN-driven community development specialist Jody Veler.

For anyone who wants to learn the basics and go-pro. From 1,000 square feet to half an acre or more, learn the production system that makes it possible to earn significant income from sub-acre plots.
• Registration required. $45 – includes a SPIN-Farming Manual, lunch and the chance to win an Earthway Seeder.

   WORKSHOP INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM

Join us for an introduction to SPIN-Farming with SPIN specialist Jody Veler. Learn what SPIN-Farming is and how to produce $50,000+ in gross sales from a half acre in your own neighborhood. Hear about the Somerton Tanks Farms in Philadelphia that grossed $68,000 on half an acre. A panel discussion which will explore the possibilities for detroit will follow.

Oasis of Hope Christian Church
933 West 7 Mile Road, Detroit MI
(7 Mile Rd. & Woodward Ave.)


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International Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2010 Semi-Finalists

Posted: November 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Buckminster.Fuller.Competition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

GrowTown’s submission to the International Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2010, which summarizes the model for community empowerment and design, was one of 35 semi-finalists out of 250 received submissions. Our Application Summary is available here (or you can scroll through the nested Buckminster Fuller Challenge site below for fast viewing).