The American Prospect: Death and Life in Detroit: Neighborhood groups are bringing the blighted city back, one block at a time. Will City Hall stand in their way?
Neighbors Building Brighmoor began through the creation of the Brightmoor Youth Garden in 2006. Started by Sheila Hoerauf and Riet Schumack as a strategy to fight blight, drug trafficking and prostitution on Grayfield and to provide a healthy space for local children, it evolved into a youth market garden starting in 2007 and 2008. This […]
Neighbors Building Brightmoor appreciates your support in continuing our community revitalization. We appreciate any donation of time or money to assist our youth development, blight reduction, public art, and urban gardening programs among others. If you’d like to volunteer, please include your information and times you’d be available here: We are also looking for donations […]
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“ Just put it in the ground, talk to it, love it, and it grows” So says Bernice Walker, a twenty-three year resident of Brightmoor and three-year member of Neighbors Building Brightmoor. This is her first year with her new garden. Back in June, Bernice, along with a group of NBB volunteers, worked to prepare […]
This year the garden next to 14910 Lamphere is being primarily tended by neighborhood youth ages 6-14 and their adult helpers who belong to the Youth Growing Detroit program run by Keep Growing Detroit. It is a profit sharing garden where youth receive money earned through the sale of their fruits and vegetables in co-operation […]