28 Jul '11, 5pm

My latest post over @TreeHugger: Edible Landscaping in Downtown #Detroit

My latest post over @TreeHugger: Edible Landscaping in Downtown #Detroit

Office workers in downtown Detroit have something new to look at on their lunch hours. Where the Lafayette Building once stood, vacant and slowly crumbling, a large garden now grows. And this isn't just your typical urban landscaping job. You won't find any carpet roses or 'Stella d'Oro' daylilies here. This is an edible landscape, planted by master gardeners and other volunteers. Greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other veggies, along with a few apple trees, grace the lot where the old building once stood. The garden provides not only all-important urban green space, but food for the local food bank as well. The garden, Lafayette Greens, was the brainchild of Compuware founder Peter Karmanos. The land belongs to the city of Detroit, and they have rented the land to Compuware to use for the 1/2 acre garden. The garden provides opportunities for people to volunteer, and those...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/edible_landscapin...

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Detroit: Stakeholder Power at Work

Detroit: Stakeholder Power at Work

triplepundit.com 27 Jul '11, 4pm

A key part of Detroit’s transformation rests on political leadership. Detroit was left reeling from blatant corruption, sc...