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.

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.

Research & Policy Committee Meeting, May 16, 4:00 p.m.
Detroit Food Policy Council

Join the DFPC’s Research & Policy Committee for its monthly meeting. The primary responsibilities of the Research and Policy Committee are to review and update the City of Detroit Food Security Policy; monitor existing policies and participate in the development of new policies related to urban agriculture and access to land; conduct follow up activities related to An Economic Analysis of the Detroit Food System; develop connections between and among local, state and federal food and non-food related organizations; and plan and implement the Detroit Food System Report. Location: DFPC office, 1420 Washington Blvd., Suite 230, Detroit.

Education and Engagement Committee Meeting, May 17, 6:00 p.m.
Detroit Food Policy Council

Join the DFPC’s Education and Engagement Committee for its monthly meeting. This committee is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy around retail food establishments, developing community education and engagement plans, and producing the annual Detroit Food Summit and other special events. 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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