Meta EXPO at State Fair Detroit – Woodward and 8 Mile
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For further information about META EXPO contact:
Dr. E’Lon-Eloni Wilks
The 163 acre State Fair Property, located at the internationally recognizable intersection of Woodward Avenue and 8 Mile Road, is currently on the Michigan Land Bank ‘Fast Track’ program to be transferred a single-retail private sector developer for no cost.
The developer’s proposed retail based shopping-center plan radically under utilizes this historic public property and falls short of meeting the standards of highly successful mixed-used Transit Oriented Developments being realized in cities across the nation. Not only should any development on this property meet those standards, but members of the community want and fully expect it to exceed them.
Transit = Mobility = Economy
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.
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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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).