District 3 Caucus Meeting

District 3 Caucus Meeting

Please join Community Development Advocates of Detroit for the District 3 Caucus Meeting. The meeting will be held on June 2nd, 2018 at 10am to 12pm, located at Conner Creek Center: 4777 E Outer Drive. Refreshments will also be served!

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URGENT! “Speak Up Now” Demand a Public Hearing

URGENT! “Speak Up Now” Demand a Public Hearing

Join State Representative Rose Mary Robinson in this demand.
After two plus years of review The MI Dept. of Environmental Quality and the EPA are on track to grant U. S. Ecology’s hazardous waste facility’s request to:
* increase NINE-FOLD their intake of hazardous and toxic wastes–heavy metals, sludge, pickle liquor, cyanide, hydrochloric acid, even wastes containing low levels (less than 50 ppm) of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
* increase hazardous waste storage there in tanks and containers from 64,000 gallons to nearly 666,000 gallons.
without inviting public comment on new information and questions!
–   Residents have repeatedly asked that environmental racism be investigated.
Where is this report? Using the 2012 report issued by Dynecol is a mockery of the issue.
–   There is data to show that any amount of toxins, like lead, in a person’s body is harmful to their health. So how can the processing, storing and emissions of even   dangerous chemicals be considered “safe”?
–   What is the plan to assess and address area residents’ health complaints before expanding?
–   Is there a commitment from MDEQ to take the numerous air quality violations seriously, issuing fines as stated in the permit?
–   When will the soil be tested?
–   Will the state and federal regulatory agencies continue to allow corporations to experiment with the well-being of our residents and natural resources???  Even after the Flint fiasco?
–    What detail and wording have been changed by USE, MDEQ and the EPA  to the Waste Analysis Plan, WAP?

Too Much is Unknown —
Too Much is at Stake!!!

Share your concerns and urge these officials to Demand Public Hearings on the Proposed Expansion:

– Governor Rick Snyder                                             
517-373-3400 or 517-335-7858                    
(Constituent Services)                                  
– Richard Conforti, Jr.
Environmental Engineer, MDEQ
– Steve Sliver, Acting Chief
Office of Waste Management &
Radiological Protection
– U.S. Senator Gary Peters
– U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
– Warren Evans
Wayne County Executive

Director Health, Veterans &
Community Wellness – Detroit


News from Keep Growing Detroit: Youth Apprenticeship, Make-up GRP Distro Day, Onion & Potato Learn and Earn

News from Keep Growing Detroit: Youth Apprenticeship, Make-up GRP Distro Day, Onion & Potato Learn and Earn


SUMMER JOBS for young people ages 14-18
Do you like food, want to learn more about how it’s grown and how to turn it into healthy, delicious meals? Keep Growing Detroit is looking for hardworking young people who want to get their hands dirty and challenge themselves to dig into the world of food and urban agriculture. Apply online at http://bit.ly/KGDYOUTH, attend an info session, or print a PDF application and submit to KGD. Youth must complete an application and chosen applicants will be contacted to attend a 30 minute in-person interview. Applications due Friday, May 18th.

Big Thank you to GRP Distribution Volunteers!
Together we helped over 900 gardens pick up plants for gardens across the city.
Did you miss Cold Crop Plant Distribution? No worries! KGD has make up distribution hours this week.
Thursday, April 26th, 3-5pm or Saturday, April 28th, 1-3pm
at Earthworks Urban Farm, 1264 Meldrum.
GRP Transplant Sales
If you need MORE PLANTS for your garden, we will be selling leftover GRP plants at Eastern Market at the GID stand – Shed 2 this weekend. We also have some full flats available at a discounted rate starting next week if you would like to buy in bulk. For more inforamation, contact us at 313-757-2635.


$10 Detroit-Grown Plant Packages will be available in April, May, June, and July at several special events, like the one this Saturday at Eastern Market. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events. Purchase when you are ready to start gardening! Cash, check, credit card, and EBT card payment options available. A complementary Garden Resource Program (GRP) membership is offered when you purchase Detroit-Grown Plant Packages with EBT.

Although we cannot accept EBT at regular GRP distribution events, we’re very excited about this new initiative, which we hope will make the GRP more accessible than ever! Please share the info with friends and family to get enrolled this Spring!

New Gardener Orientations

Come tour the GRP regional resource hubs, learn about more about the Garden Resource Program, and sign up for resources like raised beds, soil testing, tool sharing, and volunteers. Brush up on basic gardening skills, get answers to your gardening questions, and meet other gardeners in your area.

New Gardener Orientations

  • Central: Oakland Ave. Community Garden, 9354 Oakland, Tuesday, May 2, 6-8PM
  • Northwest: Brightmoor Community Greenhouse,15060 Grayfield, Tuesday, May 22, 6-8PM
  • Southwest: Jardin de los Santos, 3693 Livernois, Thursday, May 31, 6-8PM

Potato and Onion Learn and Earn

Saturday, April 28, 10AM-12PM at Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, 9227 Goodwin, east of Oakland, north of Holbrook.

These two staple crops are a great addition to any garden. Join us for a short lesson on best growing practices and pick up plants for your site. NOTE: This distribution will replace picking up potato and onion plants at GRP Crop Distributions.

If you are unable to make the learn and earn, we will have any extra potatoes and onions available at a make-up distribution on Tuesday, May 1st, 3PM-5PM at KGD’s office at 1445 Adelaide. Please feel free to call the office to check availability.

For Education Programs, click here: Education Programs

Want to install water collection systems to help your established gardens and farms? Click here to fill out the application for Water Wise: 2018 Water Wise Application

News from the Sierra Club


The Rain Gardens to the Rescue program is a series of 4 workshops and hands-on garden installations. The workshops are designed to teach you about rain gardens, their purpose and the steps to take to create a rain garden of your own.

News from Land + Water Works


DISTRICT 6: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-Noon
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
DISTRICT 2: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Focus: HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies
DISTRICT 3: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Ford Resource & Engagement Center
DISTRICT 5: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Gleaners Community Food Bank

Forums include presentations, demonstrations and resources to help you:
  • Save money on your water bill
  • Build a rain barrel, a rain garden and disconnect your downspouts
  • Understand Detroit’s water system and how we all play a role in it
  • Understand what impervious acreage is and how it can impact your water bill
  • and more!

The Land + Water Works Campaign is embarking on a journey to help Detroit become a greener, more sustainable city by preventing stormwater runoff and creating healthier communities. Sewage and urban runoff are polluting Detroit’s rivers. We invite you to help prevent this pollution by planting a Rain Garden!

Monday Night Movie Series
A FREE monthly (January through November) gathering celebrating the connections between health, agriculture, food security, the economy, community and EARTH. Watch the film and take part in a follow-up conversation.
Winona LaDuke – “Seeds of Our Ancestors” and Robin Kimmerer “Reclaiming the Honorable Harvest”
April 30, 6:30-8:30PM
LOCATION: MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave. Parking is available in the lot off Erskine St.
(313) 578-9700

Hosted by: American Indian Health and Family Services

For a full listing of movies coming up, click HERE

The 2018 Movie Night is a collaborative project supported by: American Indian Health and Family Services, Bogg’s Center, Dessa Cosma, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Keep Growing Detroit, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program, MSU Office of the Vice President for Governmental Afrairs, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, WNUC-lp 96.7 FM Detroit Community Radio

Thanks to Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit for facilitation and to MSU-Office of the Vice President for Governmental Affairs



Below are Belle Isle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a reminder for an upcoming event for Senior citizens.

Belle Isle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click on the link below to view the frequently asked questions for Belle Isle.

Belle Isle FAQs-Community Engagement

Senior Citizens Livable Community at Elmwood Park Church of Christ

The Senior Citizens Livable Community meeting will be held on May 9th, starting at 2pm to 4pm, hosted by Council President Brenda Jones. For more information, click on the flyer below.

Registration is now open for Motor City Makeover!

Registration is now open for Motor City Makeover!


Registration is now open for Motor City Makeover! Motor City Makeover is an annual citywide volunteer cleanup and beautification initiative. Cleanup efforts are scheduled by Council Districts on specific weekends in May. Individuals and groups MUST register with the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods to receive limited supplies and to schedule special pickups.

Register online at www.motorcitymakeover.org or call (313) 224-4415.

Keep Detroit Beautiful

Keep Detroit Beautiful:

Detroit Beautification Day


Keep Detroit Beautiful has the meeting scheduled to sign up community group for flower pick-up this year. Please mark your calendar for the dates on the flyer. Also the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods  Motor City Makeover Team will be participating again this year.