Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor and Second Generation Farmer

Norris Stephens of Good Medicine Farm has been a vendor with the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market since its beginning nine years ago. Norris is a second generation farmer who grew up in Romulus.   As a kid, during the harvest season, Norris stayed at the farm in Hillsdale County where his parents farmed soybeans, wheat, and…

A Wonderful Demonstration of Community at GRDC’s 25th Anniversary Picnic

On Monday, July 7th Becki Kenderes, GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Manager, was worried – very worried.  “Have you seen the weather forecast for Saturday?”  The GRDC 25th Anniversary Picnic was scheduled for Saturday, and the forecast called for thunderstorms.  As the week went on and preparations for the anniversary picnic neared completion, the thunderstorms changed…