15th Annual Detroit Agriculture Network Tour: Wednesday, August 1st

Come check out the urban agriculture movement in Detroit!!

It’s time again for the annual DAN Tour! Once again gardeners, family, friends and supporters of urban agriculture from the city and across the globe are welcome to come share an evening touring by bus or bike the city’s fabulous urban farms and gardens!

Registration is now open and early registration is strongly recommended. You can register by contacting Ashley Atkinson at (313) 237-8736 or via email at detroitagriculture@gmail.com When registering, please give the name of each person attending the tour, a contact phone number, and a contact email address. The fee for the tour is a sliding scale of $1-$20 to offset costs and help grow Detroit’s agricultural movement.

For more information, click here.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

yearindetroit:

“We hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes. #handmadeletters #detroit #organic #easternmarket #weekendhashtag (Taken with Instagram)

yearindetroit:

“We hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes. #handmadeletters #detroit #organic #easternmarket #weekendhashtag (Taken with Instagram)

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil
is to forget ourselves.

Mohandas K. Ghandi
pioneeringindetroit:

Corn, beans, and squash growing! (Taken with Instagram)

pioneeringindetroit:

Corn, beans, and squash growing! (Taken with Instagram)

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ruralworkshop:

The U.S. Senate has voted to move forward and debate the proposed 2012 Farm Bill. The bill would eliminate direct subsidy payments to farmers and instead replace them with crop insurance programs. Also proposed are cuts to food stamps. There is sure to be heated debate and many revisions before the bill becomes law.
Photo by vxia/Flickr

ruralworkshop:

The U.S. Senate has voted to move forward and debate the proposed 2012 Farm Bill. The bill would eliminate direct subsidy payments to farmers and instead replace them with crop insurance programs. Also proposed are cuts to food stamps. There is sure to be heated debate and many revisions before the bill becomes law.

Photo by vxia/Flickr

(Source: agfeed)

WE ALL ENJOY EATING OUT.

Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, no benefits like paid sick days, and little or no chance to move up to better positions. When the people who serve us food can’t afford to pay the rent or take a day off when they’re sick, our dining experience suffers.

The newly released ROC National Diners’ Guide 2012 provides information on the wage, benefits, and promotion practices of the 150 most popular restaurants in America. The Guide lists responsible restaurants where you can eat knowing that your server can afford to pay the rent and your cook isn’t working while sick.

Here you can download the Diners’ Guide, the Consumer Toolkit for Spreading the Word, and Tip Cards about the Diners’ Guide to hand out to restaurant owners and workers when you go out to eat.

robnapierdesign:

Infographics that display when fruit & vegetables are in season.

By http://russellvankraayenburg.com/

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EYES ON DETROIT: 2012 Plant Sale at Belle Isle

eyesondetroit:

Plant Sale Information:

Belle Isle Greenhouse

May 19 - 20 and 26 - 27, 2012

(7340 Inselruhe, Detroit, MI 48207 across from the Belle Isle Aquarium)

313-824-3316


Annuals

Flats: Ageratum, Begonias, Impatiens, Marigolds, Petunias, Salvia, etc.

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yearindetroit:

Community garden that has sprung up a few blocks away from home. Urban and community farming has become a cornerstone of neighborhood development and community building throughout the city. #detroit #igersdetroit (Taken with instagram)

yearindetroit:

Community garden that has sprung up a few blocks away from home. Urban and community farming has become a cornerstone of neighborhood development and community building throughout the city. #detroit #igersdetroit (Taken with instagram)

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