September 2014 Photos
Week of September 27. 2014
One way that business-in-residence Ribbon Farm Hops is reducing its environmental footprint is by packaging its Detroit-grown hops in biodegradable glassine and burlap bags rather than mylar, the current industry standard. In addition to being better for the planet, Ribbon Farm's bags are also a nod to the history of hops, which were once typically shipped in burlap to preserve their freshness.
During this week's community lunch, Nick Leonard from nonprofit-in-residence Great Lakes Environmental Law Center discussed his work providing legal assistance to Detroit's urban agriculture community.
This week, our friends at Model D published a great conversation with Green Garage co-founder Tom Brennan about how and why to build green. One of Tom's main points is the importance of insulation. Here's a throwback photo going all the way back to October 2009, when the GG's insulation was first delivered.
Seen this week in the green alley: Detroit Police Department horses, hitched to our back fence while the officers enjoyed lunch at Motor City Brewing Works! They seem to fit right into the landscape, don't they?
Week of September 20, 2014
Longtime business-in-residence and sustainable furniture maker Dickinson By Design is moving out of the Green Garage and into its own space: this historic building on Livernois, one of the oldest in northwest Detroit. We're sorry to see the DbD family go but so happy for their continued success. We wish them all the best as they embark on their new adventure!
Week of September 15, 2014
Danielle Hessell is the latest attorney to join the Green Garage community. Danielle, who has several years of experience as a litigator for a couple big firms in the area, has decided to make the leap and go her own way, concentrating on providing legal counsel to small businesses. We're delighted that she'll be operating her fledgling firm, The Law Office of Danielle J. Hessell, out of the Green Garage!
Here's Martha from the Green Garage library and Ken from nonprofit-in-residence Groundwerx.CI enjoying a chat in the front yard on a lovely, late summer afternoon.
Week of September 8, 2014
This week our Tuesday walking group took a stroll down Woodward to see how the M1 Rail project is progressing. Here's a shot of the new rail, in 80 foot long sections, that'll soon end up in the ground.
Jon Gagnon of nonprofit-in-residence Groundwerx.CI and his brother Chris, a filmmaker, are currently cycling 4,000 miles across the US and raising money for No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger, along the way. They're in Utah right now, having departed from San Francisco nine days ago. You can follow their adventure on their blog and donate to the cause here!
Week of September 1, 2014
We're trying something new this week at the Green Garage: lunchtime chair yoga for our residents! Our instructor, Caitlin Brown of nearby yoga studio Be Nice, leads members of our coworking community in simple breath, movement, and meditation exercises to help them de-stress, connect with their bodies, and get some extra afternoon energy.
Every Friday morning from 8-10, the friendly folks from nonprofit-in-residence FoodLab Detroit hold open office hours at the Green Garage. Need some help starting your small food business? Drop in and see them! You can also let them know you're coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.