Loyal to Your Soil Artists Create Public Art at Stoepel

Want to know what Peck Park on Brush Street, the pedestrian bridge over 75 in Southwest Detroit, the Atheneum Hotel, Children’s Hospital, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campus Martius, the Detroit Athletic Club, and the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church have in common?  They all contain works by world renowned Detroit artist Hubert Massey.  As of this…

GRDC’s Community Garden Produces Delicious Results

The system works:  Volunteers weed, rake, mow, help build a fence, pick, and then they “shop” for produce such as cucumbers, basil, squash, garlic, and strawberries before they head home.  Usually there are 6-12 people who help out Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at GRDC’s Community Garden, and usually there isn’t much produce left over.  Some…

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…

Honorary Tree Plantings

As part of GRDC’s 25th anniversary celebration, nine trees will be planted in honor of the five Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods and four individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary support and dedication to GRDC and its mission of community stabilization.  The individuals who will have trees planted in their honor are:  Tom Goddeeris, Cathy Marshall, Bill Frey,…