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Greening of Detroit

Nature's Do-Gooders: What Difference Do They Make?

Marianne Krasny | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Marianne Krasny

Last week I assembled a group of nature "do-gooders" at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis MD. And I asked them what difference their well-intended actions really make.

My Detroit: Urban Farmer By Day, DJ By Night

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

My Detroit is a series of Q&A profiles with our favorite denizens in and around the D. It's easy to say you love Detroit. But Sara Aldridge actual...

Ashley Woods

Topsoil Sprouts: Russell Street Deli Owners To Bring New Vegetarian Eatery To Midtown | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.29.2012 | Detroit

Russell Street Deli will launch Topsoil, a carry-out and quick-dining food counter serving vegetarian and vegan meals, in Detroit's Midtown district t...

David Sands

Bringing Detroit's Toxic Soil Back To Life | David Sands | Posted 07.26.2012 | Detroit

Believe it or not, Theodore Kozerski's garden experiment began as an archaeological dig. The Row House, located on Sixth Street between Porter and...

David Sands

Detroit Reforesters Reinvent Urban Jungle | David Sands | Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

Some people look at an old lot filled with tires and junk and see tires and junk. Others, however, see a forest. The Detroit Reforesters, a group ...

DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.24.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Public Schools system has experimented with using gardening in the lesson plans of individual schools for over a decade. Now, with the hel...