Megha Satyanarayana of the Detroit Free Press writes: “In seven years, that section of Brightmoor has transformed and been organized under the moniker Neighbors Building Brightmoor. Students tend two youth gardens and sell the food at local farmers markets. Adults grow everything from food to flowers in gardens called Ladybug Lane and Rabbit Run. Houses begging to [...]
Riet Schumack, founder of Neighbors Building Brightmoor, was awarded the Detroit 2020 Inspire Award this year for the Brightmoor Youth Garden. Congratulations, Riet!
2012 was the best year yet for Neighbors Building Brightmoor! Not only did we run quality programs for kids, remove more blight than ever, start more gardens, and have more people move into the neighborhood, we became an organization totally run by neighbors. In 2012, NBB: boarded up 68 houses and maintained 200 lots organized [...]