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UMich President Mark Schlissel speaks with attendees of the "U-M + Detroit" reception that took place on July 28th #InternDetroit
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Professors from Taubman College and the Stamps School of Art and design were selected to develop a public art project in Midtown Detroit! Great work! #GoBlue
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UMich entreprenerus help boost Detroits growing food scene with Urban Gardens!
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If you're thinking of hosting a sizable group of family and friends for Thanksgiving, it's not too early to start planning it now. Between the cleaning and the shopping, the prepping and the cooking, there's a lot to organize between now and then, but you can do it! Here is a 3-Week countdown...
The Healthy Environments Partnership between SPH and Detroit community organizations has launched 'Walk Your Heart to Health'- designed to get detroiters walking to improve their health.
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U-M Stamps School of Art & Design partners to explore art and gentrification in…
Stamps School of Art & Design partners to explore art and gentrification in #Detroit.
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In the Brightmoor neighborhood on Detroit’s northwest side, a magnificent neighborhood garden grows. The garden provides fresh, delicious food to the community and nourishes it in other ways, as well.
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Troubled by lack of access to high-quality, healthy foods in Detroit, the folks behind Fresh Corner Café decided to create a network of 21 locations, including gas stations and corner grocery stores, where you might not have thought to look for a healthy, fresh, deliciously affordable meal.
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Red House Imports sources coffee from an organic, environmentally conscious co-op in Costa Rica. That’s great for Costa Rica, but it’s also great for Detroit, because the company plans to donate a portion of its profits to local charities and education programs. Red House Imports sells coffee on its website and hopes to make the coffee available at retail locations later this summer.
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The Woodbridge neighborhood has a coffee company that cares where its beans come from. Really cares. Red House Imports sources coffee from a small organic co-op in Costa Rica. The co-op harvests shade-grown coffee, dries the beans with solar power, and composts the coffee berries for fertilizer. er price. Founders Travis Heeren (’11), Jamie Olson (’11), and Justin Sterk (U-M ’12) say the additional costs are part of Red House Imports’ sustainable model.
Two brothers driven to bring “fine bagels to the masses” proffer small-batch bagels like rosemary olive oil and bacon cheddar alongside more traditional flavors. They also make spreads and schmears ranging from cream cheese to butternut squash tahini spread.
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Eastern Market has been a destination for fresh, delicious food for Detroiters for almost 125 years. Detroiters can avail themselves of its bounty on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and find art, jewelry, and home goods at the market on Sundays, as well.
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On Saturday mornings, the Detroit Eastern Market is the place to be. Thousands of people visit every weekend to find and support local butchers, bakers, farmers, and food trucks. Since 1891 the six-block market has been bustling with business and has grown to over 250 vendors and the largest open-air market in The United States. Eat, shop, and admire the architecture and murals throughout the multiple food shed buildings.
What began as a line of city-themed products blossomed into two booming retail stores: City Bird and its neighbor two doors down, Nest. City Bird sells handmade goods, T-shirts, and vintage map notebooks with a hip Detroit flavor, while Nest offers an array of beautiful housewares.
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All over Detroit, kids participate in a fantastic, free summer camp thanks to Summer in the City. In addition to the camp, the group organizes hundreds of volunteers to work on urban gardening and mural projects. The group has contributed more than 175,000 hours of service.