Detroit Dirt Urban Gardening Event

August 12, 2011

Perennial Plate

As you may know, we've been hosting Perennial Plate's videos every week since they set off on their cross-country real food road trip in May. This weekend, Perennial Plate is stopping in Detroit and will be teaming up with Detroit Dirt -- a community composting initiative run by farmers for farmers -- for a composting extravaganza!

Our own mariaraynal has been helping organize the event, along with Lisa Ludwinski of Funny Side Up and Julie Alvin of AutoWeek. If you live in the Detroit area, please come out and join the effort! They need between 5 and 15 volunteers who are willing to get their hands dirty to help organize, build and process the compost pile this Sunday afternoon. The fruits of your labor will be celebrated with a meal prepared by Perennial Plate's own Daniel Klein using fresh produce from the hosting venue, Brother Nature farm. Here are the details: 

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What: Detroit Dirt Community Composting Event

Who: Greg Willerer, owner of Brother Nature Produce farm and co-founder of Detroit Dirt + Daniel Klein of Perennial Plate + YOU!

Where: Brother Nature Produce -- the farm that Greg runs (find him selling produce at the Detroit Eastern Market on Saturdays!)

When: Sunday, August 14th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


Please contact [email protected] if you're interested in helping out -- you could be in Perennial Plate's next video!

Learn more about the Detroit Dirt initiative: Read & Watch

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Julietm September 19, 2011
I wish that I could have been there. Sounded like a great event.
aargersi August 12, 2011
How fun! I wish we were close enough to join you! We will turn over our heap in your honor!!
mariaraynal August 10, 2011
I'll be there and plan to bring my family, too. Our first composting party!