Events & News

Send event listings, announcements and news items related to the mission of Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative to Project Director W. DeWayne Wells at wellsw@ameritech.net.

Events Calendar

Building a Sustainable Food System in Detroit, ongoing through April, Mondays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
SEED Wayne

This lecture series is part of the Cities and Food course instructed by Kami Pothukichi at Wayne State University. Seminars are open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP required: Kami Pothukuchi, k.pothukuchi@wayne.edu to reserve a seat at individual lectures. Topics and schedule of speakers here. Location: 0114 State Hall, Wayne State University campus, Detroit.

Michael Twitty, Guest Speaker, Food Literacy for All, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
UM Sustainable Food System Initiative

Attend the Livestream Food Literacy for All lecture by Michael Twitty, Author and Culinary Historian. Location: UM Detroit Center, Ann Arbor Room, 3663 Woodward Ave., Ste. 150, Detroit, MI 48201. Reservations: Gerrard Rayford at 313-593-3584 or grrayfor@umich.edu.

Wayne Roberts, Guest Speaker, Food Literacy for All, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
UM Sustainable Food System Initiative

Attend the Livestream Food Literacy for All lecture by Wayne Roberts, Food Policy Analyst and Writer, Former Manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council (2000-2010). Location: UM Detroit Center, Ann Arbor Room, 3663 Woodward Ave., Ste. 150, Detroit, MI 48201. Reservations: Gerrard Rayford at 313-593-3584 or grrayfor@umich.edu.

Wayne Roberts Discussion, April 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Detroit Food Policy Council

Join Detroit Food Policy Council for a discussion with Wayne Roberts, Canadian food policy analyst and writer, widely respected for the role he played for 10 years (2000-2010) as the manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in social and economic history from the University of Toronto in 1978, has received numerous awards for his work on environmental issues and has written 12 books, including The NoNonsense Guide to World Food (2008) and Food for City Building: A Field Guide for Planners, Actionists & Entrepreneurs (2014). Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center, Ann Arbor Room, 3663 Woodward, Detroit, 48201

Kelly Brownell, Guest Speaker, Food Literacy for All, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
UM Sustainable Food System Initiative

Attend the Livestream Food Literacy for All lecture by Kelly Brownell, Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. Location: UM Detroit Center, Ann Arbor Room, 3663 Woodward Ave., Ste. 150, Detroit, MI 48201. Reservations: Gerrard Rayford at 313-593-3584 or grrayfor@umich.edu.

Detroit Food Policy Council Meeting, April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Detroit Food Policy Council

Join the DFPC for its quarterly meeting. Location: DFPC office, 1420 Washington Blvd., Suite 230, Detroit.

 

News & Announcements

Keep Growing Detroit Releases Guide for Securing Land

Over 50% of community and market gardens in Keep Growing Detroit’s Garden Resource Program are grown on land they do not own. For many gardeners this restricts and limits opportunities for maximizing the community and economic development potential of their gardens, including being ineligible for grants, loans, and other opportunities. Check out the new guide here.

Michigan Trails Map Available

The free Michigan Trail Directory showcasing Michigan’s trails is available by sending a self addressed, stamped (2 first class stamps) business envelope (#10) to MTGA Trail Map, PO Box 27187, Lansing MI 48909.

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