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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. 
                                                                                             Robert Louis Stevenson

What seeds can you plant today?

We sometimes get wrapped up in what we didn't accomplish in our day and don't take the time to reflect on the seeds we have planted toward our ultimate goal. In real estate sales, some days can be full of rejection and disappointment, but others are full of victories and gratitude. Like the farmer who patiently tends their field in anticipation of a bountiful harvest, we too must focus on the daily proactive steps in the direction of our dreams.

As we move into peak harvest season, the real estate market is also in full production, and many buyers are looking for their dream homes, but there's limited inventory. So it's still a seller's market; if you've been considering a move, now is the time. And speaking of farmers, did you know Detroit has a thriving urban farming community with over 1,400 community gardens and farms and a designated agrihood? Check out our Detroit farms list and be sure to support them at your local markets or join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.


Stay safe and healthy,
The Jacobs Group
(248) 218-0034
info@JacobsGroupRealty.com
www.JacobsGroupRealty.com
 
 

KEEP GROWING DETROIT INFLUENTIAL SOURCE OF PRODUCE, PLANTS, SEEDS AND GARDENING EDUCATION

FISHEYE FARMS WEEKLY PRODUCE BOXES WITH RECIPES FROM FARM & LOCAL CHEFS

BEAVERLAND FARMS SMALL & LARGE-SIZED FARM BOXES & SHARES

RISING PHEASANT FARMS MARKET-BASED CSA AND FARMERS MARKET

NUTURING OUR SEEDS ONLINE PRODUCE & FOOD BASKETS + MEDICINAL HERBS

DEEPLY ROOTED PRODUCE INDIVIDUAL GROCERY BOXES AND “ELDER SPECIALS”

EASTERN MARKET NO-CONTACT, DRIVE-THRU PICKUP FOOD BOXES

MARROW LOCAL BUTCHER SHOP SUPPORTING SMALL FARMS

FARM FIELD TABLE FARM AND BUTCHER SHOP W/ONLINE DELIVRY OR CURBSIDE PICKUP
 

Located in Detroit's North End Neighborhood, MUFI's campus is nearly 3 acres large. This "agrihood" is being positioned as an epicenter of urban agriculture and features a collection of projects, each of which is in varying development stages. Approximately 1/3rd of the campus is dedicated to production farming, another 1/3rd to interactive agriculture, and the remaining 1/3rd to hardscaped space (i.e., structures). This space is heavily themed by "adaptive reuse of the built environment" to demonstrate everything from best practices for sustainable urban agriculture, practical strategies for increasing food security, cost-competitive and scalable models for blight deconstruction, and Innovation in Blue and Green infrastructure.

Their mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities. And with the help of over 10,000 volunteers, they have been able to grow and distribute over 50,000 pounds of produce (grown using organic methods.)

The MUFI is also converting a distressed three-story, six-unit apartment complex into a LEED Platinum designated Community Resource Center featuring administrative and multipurpose space, production and packaging kitchen, and marketplace. The production farm has produced over 50,000 pounds of produce since 2011. It goes to individual households using a pay-what-you-can-model, local markets, local restaurants & vendors, food pantries, local churches, Coalition on Temporary Shelters (COTS) & Forgotten Harvest.

Some additional projects include converting a blighted home into a rainwater harvesting cistern, shipping container building project as a pilot for a cost-competitive blight remediation strategy, Children's Sensory Garden, and a high-density fruit orchard. Are you excited to learn more? Then sign up for a volunteer day on the farm. https://www.miufi.org/get_involved


 

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