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 with the Brightmoor Youth Garden table at the Farmington market, and at the Grown in Detroit markets at Eastern Market and Wayne State. Last Saturday three of our youth worked for the first time at Eastern market. It was sometimes hard to keep everything straight when many customers showed up at once, but all agreed they would do it again. We’ll be there again on Saturday, July 15, 10:30am-2:30pm. Please stop by and see us, and buy some of the good food grown by the Keep Growing Detroit gardeners!
Don’t let the weather fool you — spring is not far away, and our biggest opportunities for volunteers for neighborhood cleanups, community gardens, and boarding up houses are just around the corner!
Make sure to attend Thursday’s meeting to make sure you have the help you need in your part of Brightmoor!
The meeting will be held THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at St. Christine’s Soup Kitchen (directions).
Please bring a dish to pass and your ideas to improve our community!
District One’s City Councilman James Tate has announced that he will begin hosting District One residents for coffee and conversation about issues relative to city council in Brightmoor on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Here’s the information to meet with Councilman Tate:
- When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Location: Motor City Java House, 17336 Lahser (just north of Grand River)
ModelD Media has done an excellent series of articles on the Brightmoor neighborhood. Read their coverage here. They are sponsoring a speakers series that is coming to Brightmoor on Wednesday, December 11.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., we invite you to come to the Brightmoor Community Center (14451 Burt Road - Map) to learn lessons from Brightmoor that can inform what we do in other communities in our city. A group of panelists made up of engaged residents, neighborhood leaders, and creative thinkers with a stake in Brightmoor will discuss their work and how it informs the future of Brightmoor and other Detroit neighborhoods. (read more)
Come hear from our own RIET SCHUMACK whose award-winning efforts in urban agriculture and community organization have contributed greatly to our neighborhood’s rise.
In addition, DAWN WILSON-CLARK from Patton Pioneers has been an inspiring neighborhood advocate and entrepreneur.
KIRK MAYES is executive director of the Brightmoor Alliance and has worked tirelessly to attract attention and funding to our neighborhood.
The innovative BART EDDY as principal of Detroit Community High Schools encourages entrepreneurship in his students by empowering them to start and run businesses and by encouraging them to find solutions with the resources they have.
REV. LARRY SIMMONS is the pastor of Baber Memorial A.M.E. Church in Brightmoor, and works with residents, young people, and stakeholders to create a bright future for Brightmoor. His vision is contagious!
DENNIS TALBERT is the executive director of the Brightmoor Community Center, which has become a central hub for neighborhood residents and community leaders. A recent neighborhood harvest party had over 1000 visitors!
Neighbors Building Brightmoor is proud to be a part of this innovative and forward-moving community, where residents are working together to create a bright and sustainable future. This event is well worth attending for anybody interested in urban renewal from the ground up.
Our last meeting of the year takes place on December 5! We look forward to seeing you there.
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time: Meal begins at 6:30 p.m., Meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Christine’s Soup Kitchen, 15317 Dacosta St, Detroit, MI 48223 (directions)
Bring a dish to pass, a hearty appetite, and your ideas for Brightmoor!