30 Aug '13, 5am

GM Aims To Green Both Itself And Detroit Through Container Gardens

GM Aims To Green Both Itself And Detroit Through Container Gardens

GM will be converting ex-shipping crates into gardens in order to green Detroit. General Motors announced it is turning 100 steel crates used for shipping engines to Orion Assembly into raised urban garden in vacant parking lots throughout Detroit, building on an earlier donation of 250 crates that enabled Cadillac Urban Gardens to bloom in Southwest Detroit. Community residents will be able to pick the free produce, while being encouraged to contribute to ongoing watering and maintenance. Together with volunteers, they have nearly doubled the plantings over the last year, yielding 2,400 vegetable and herb plants this summer. GM said many partners make the effort a success, such as the garden’s host, auto supplier Ideal Group, the nonprofit Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision, and numerous schools and youth groups. “We enjoy connecting with people making a difference th...

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