Posts Tagged ‘Keep Growing Detroit’

Harvesting fresh produce and more

Keep Growing Detroit is one of my favorite good-news stories this year.

plum_field 2I’ve been following them since I first heard about their inspiring urban gardening project at TEDMED, and am delighted to see them harvesting great things from the seeds they’ve sown.

They’re not only growing produce to serve the people of Detroit. They’re strengthening communities and giving Detroiters new sources of income.

Read what I wrote about Keep Growing Detroit’s successful year at Eclectablog.

Keep Growing Detroit helps communities flourish

While I was at TEDMED, I had the pleasure of hearing a presentation by Ashley Atkinson, co-director of Keep Growing Detroit.

Keep Growing DetroitI was thrilled to see a voice from Detroit represented among international leaders in health and medicine — and telling a good-news story at that.

The work this organization does isn’t just turning abandoned lots into community gardens. It’s helping neighborhoods grow stronger and more united.

Read the post I wrote about Keep Growing Detroit for Eclectablog.

[Photo by Ashley Atkinson]