Spring Gardening in Detroit

Spring Gardening

Spring is just around the corner and for Detroit gardeners of all types that means planning and anticipating a new growing season. Detroit is quickly gaining a positive national reputation as a food mecca. Visitors from all over the world are starting to turn to Detroit as a leader in the local, GMO-free food movement. In January of 2017, The New York Times listed Detroit as a top travel destination worldwide. In February 2017, National Geographic listed Detroit as “North America’s top Unexpected Food City.” This is wonderful news for…

Fall Garden Maintenance

Fall Garden Maintenance

Thanksgiving’s winter weather is just around the corner and Detroit is busy preparing for cold temperatures, ice and snow. If you are a local grower, local food enthusiast, or anyone who values in-season flavor, fall often means harvesting, planting cold-tolerant crops, tucking root crops in for the winter and cleaning up dead foliage. Many gardens, homesteads and farms grow garlic, carrots, radishes, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, beets, turnips, onions, lettuce, spinach and more in the cool fall months and late winter. Much of this growing is made possible thanks to…

Homegrown from a Concerned Mother

Homegrown from a Concerned Mother

I am not an expert nor do I have a degree or sell anything for financial gain, I’m just a mother trying to do what is right for my family. All day every day, we are exposed to toxins- from the products we put on our skin to the food we put in our mouths. Even the air we breathe and the modern medicine we trust is and can be toxic. All of us are guilty of being so busy that we have to lean on a lifestyle of convenience…

The Dirt on Urban Farming in the ‘D’

Urban Farming

Detroit offers many opportunities as it pertains to urban farming. For anyone up for some adventure and hard work, the end reward can be a stable, secure, and unheard of return on investment in today’s volatile market. Let me explain: For starters, land in Detroit can be purchased at a starting price of $500 per lot, via www.BuildingDetroit.org. There is NO other city in America that offers land and homes that affordably. Of course, there is much rehab to be done on any property listed but that is to be…