Week of May 25, 2015
Business-in-residence Ribbon Farm Hops grows hops in Detroit, but they're also working with Detroit Tube Products to manufacture hops trellises (necessary because hops plants can grow as high as 20 feet!).
FoodLab holla! Nonprofit-in-residence FoodLab Detroit's second pop-up dinner event is Thursday night at Checker's downtown! This one features all women chefs and the menu --unsurprisingly-- looks delicious! Learn more and reserve your seat here.
Week of May 18, 2015
During this week's community walk, we headed to the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for a look at the monumental current exhibition The Obama Paintings -- impressive!
Here are Sarah and Serena getting things growing on our rooftop farm!
This week's sustainable small business leadership lunch was on the topic of sustainable construction. Naturally, we decided to take a field trip to the El Moore, our sister project down the street, where construction is rapidly wrapping up!
A number of Green Garage residents commute to work on foot or by bike. On Thursday, two Green Garagers independently decided to get here via another alternative transportation method: their longboards!
Week of May 11, 2015
The Green Alley is coming back to life!
Here's Jen Rusciano of nonprofit-in-residence Detroit Food Academy setting up shop at Eastern Market on Flower Day.
Week of May 4, 2015
Audra Carson is an entrepreneur who operates her business De-Tread out of the Green Garage. A self-described "tire nerd," Audra's passion is helping communities in Detroit clean up and properly dispose of illegally-dumped tires. Learn more at De-Tread's site or follow them on Facebook.
A group of Green Garagers works from our open air 3 season room on a beautiful sunny Wednesday.
Today's community walk found a group of Green Garagers checking out a number of artworks installed around Wayne State as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts "Inside Out" program. Here's a piece we really liked, "Mother and Child" by the Nigerian artist Solomon Wangboje, installed on Cass in front of Old Main.
With May comes the beginning of the composting season at the Green Garage. We've been collecting food scraps, coffee grounds, and compostable paper products in these bags all winter -- by mid-summer, they'll have made a great compost to spread in our gardens, nurturing our local ecosystem.
Here's Green Garage manager Matt Piper helping get our backyard composting operation started for the season on Friday afternoon.