Saturday, May 2, 2015

Robinwood Cleanup

Join us this Sunday, May 3rd at 1 p.m. for the continuation of cleaning up and beautification of Robinwood! Last cleanup we had a tremendous turn out; filled a 70 yard dumpster; filled more than one hundred additional garbage bags; and met many new faces.

"Robinwood was coined the ugliest street in the D although they have torn down alot of blight houseing.A bigger problem of people dumping on the street is accruing.We are turning many abandon lots in to organic gardens.So on Sunday the 3 of may we will be having a second. clean up in honer of eartheday. this will be the largest amount of garbage removed in the citys history by volunteer After the clean up Robinwood,goldengate / Detroit block party. we will BBQ Bonfire and play music.So if you love Detroit come lend a hand. Bring your gloves and instruments. we will have a safe place to picth a tent or some indoor housing is available with pre notice. Stay the weekend.Out of the ashes the Detroit will rise.Remember we are the renaissance city.Question Call Charlie B248-667-1933"
A thank you to those who helped make the last clean up such a success:

  • The City of Detroit for donating the dumpster, gloves and garbage bags
  • A west goldengate neighbor who donated gloves and masks
  • Everyone who brought food that helped the volunteers energized and hydrated on the hot day
  • THE VOLUNTEERS who worked hard and far exceeded expectations on what we are able to accomplish when we work together

Photo by Dave Jordano. 

Photo by Dave Jordano. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Workshop This Saturday

Psst...if you haven't heard the word
Fireweed Universe City is pleased to welcome
Fermentation On Wheels

Workshop & Culture Swap: Saturday, April 11, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
@ Innate Healing Arts Center and Goldengate Cafe
(across the street, 18700 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203)

Potluck: Sunday, April 12, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
@ Fireweed, outside 169 W. Goldengate

"Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels will hold a vegetable fermentation workshop at Innate Healing Arts Center and Goldengate Cafe, teaching the simple tradition of preserving foods through bacterial collaboration using local, seasonal ingredients. Whitsitt will share the benefits of fermentation and how you can creatively & fearlessly ferment in your own kitchen. This workshop targets novice through intermediate students, offering a thorough overview of the art of lacto-fermented vegetables.

There will also give a brief introduction on starter cultures (sourdough, kombucha, dairy kefir, etc.) and tour of the bus. Attendees may bring starter cultures of their own for exchange & discussion as well as bring an empty jar and take a culture home from the workshop.

If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture). Additional donations support the continuation of Fermentation on Wheels Midwest tour.

Fermentation on Wheels is a charitable grassroots organization from Eugene, OR that provides free food education and inspires people through workshops, literature, and visual arts projects that raise food awareness and teach fermentation. The community organizes potlucks and teaches fermentation in a school bus that has been converted into a creative kitchen and workshop space. By traveling the country, visiting farmers and connecting them with consumers, Fermentation on Wheels hopes to make a powerful statement and emphasize the importance of strong, sustainable food practices and values."