Monday, December 7, 2015

D-Town Farm: PLEASE DONATE TO SECURE FOOD JUSTICE AND SOVEREIGN...

D-Town Farm: PLEASE DONATE TO SECURE FOOD JUSTICE AND SOVEREIGN...:                                                       Dear Supporter of Food Justice:   The Detroit Black Community Food Securit...

PLEASE DONATE TO SECURE FOOD JUSTICE AND SOVEREIGNTY



                                                     
Dear Supporter of Food Justice:  

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) sincerely appreciates your interest in our very important work towards establishing food justice and food sovereignty in Detroit.  Our work is guided by the understanding that access to good, clean, sustainable grown food is a basic human right.  As 2015 ends, we’d like to share highlights of our many projects:

Programs and Initiatives 
Healthy Food Complex on Detroit’s North EndSignificant steps have been taken toward the building of a multi-use complex which will include, the Detroit People's Food Co-op,  a Retail Co-op Grocery Store, an Incubator Kitchen, a Community Meeting Space, a CafĂ© and new offices for DBCFSN staff.
 

D-Town Farm - is a seven acre organic farm in Detroit’s Rouge Park. We grow more than 30 different fruits, vegetables and herbs that are sold at farmers markets and to wholesale customers. The farm features four hoop houses for extended-season growing, bee-keeping, large-scale composting, farm tours and an annual Harvest Festival.

Food Warriors Youth Development Program - 
engages young Detroiters in experiences that teach them about food security, food justice, the value of gardening, healthy eating and exercise.

Ujamaa Food Co-op a monthly buying club that allows co-op members to obtain healthy food at below retail cost.

“What’s for Dinner?” Lecture Series - Currently in its fourth year.  The Series features lectures in April, June, August and October that provide Detroiters with in-depth information on food system related issues.
To continue our vital work, we are asking that you make a year-end donation.  If you should need assistance with any donation or have questions, please call 313-345-3663 for assistance.


“OUR GENEROSITY AND ABUNDANCE STARTS FIRST WITH US” 
 
        
           


Sincerely Yours for Food Justice & Sovereignty


Malik Yakini, Executive Director



3800 Puritan St. | Detroit, MI  48238-1313 | 313.345.3663
info@dbcfsn.org | www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Just and Example of the FREE and "Only Real True Organic GodFood" Naturally growing on and all around DTownFarm in Detroit (and really all over the place, in your front and back yards) that man has classified and misled as "weeds"!





Would you eat a weed growing on the sidewalk? That’s what Mark Bittman did recently while on a tour of Oakland with two U.C. Berkeley urban foragers.
Phil Stark and Tom Carlson want to boost awareness about the nutritional and local value of edible weeds in underserved populations. Their work includes testing the soil and developing a website that lets the public find, identify and share where to forage these plants. 
So what do they find? They pluck greens right off the lawns of houses, just feet away from empty paint cans and abandoned bicycle wheels.
“There’s a lot of resistance to the idea of picking your food out of the ground. There’s a stigmatism associated to it. And so people’s response is ‘Ick a dog might have peed on it… And a dog might have peed on it, but I can wash that off,” Stark said.
Bittman also goes to Petaluma where Mark meets Bob Cannard, a trailblazing farmer who teaches students who are aspiring farmers and gardeners how to cultivate weeds to build good soil, and shares his bounty regularly with restaurants like Chez Panisse in Berkeley.