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Detroit, MI Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 20, 2010.

Be a part of the creation of a beautiful public space in Detroit full of fruit trees and berry bushes.

Detroit, MI Food
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About this project

The creation of a beautiful fruity public space. With the help of local artisans, landscapers, gardeners, and residents we will design and create an beautiful edible public space. The space will be outfitted with fruit trees, berry bushes, compost bin, rain water collection, park benches, walk-ways, etc.

Our goal here is threefold:
          • Create a beautifully fruity public space/park.
          • If funds are available, hire folks to maintain it... creation much needed jobs.
          • Educate people on how to live a healthier more self-sustained lifestyle.

The fruit orchards will be open to the public. Local residents and passerby's are welcomed to walk on in: sit and breath and enjoy the ambiance.

We also plan to hold hands-on learning workshops and summer camps focused on teaching:
          • Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
          • Composting
          • Eating Locally: Cooking class with a focus on foods grown locally.
          • Food Preservation: Dehydrating, Canning, and Freezing.
          • And other self sustainability skills.

Orchards are a lot of work, not only to create but to maintain.
This means we will need to hire people for daily maintenance, harvesting, selling produce at the farmer's markets, to facilitate the Summer Camp programs, etc.

Thank you for stopping by. Your support is greatly appreciated.


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  • You selected
    $1 reward

    3 backers

    Our deepest gratitude, an honorable mention on our website, and FREE FRUIT if you can make it down to the orchard during harvest season.

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    7 backers

    Everything above + A personal hand-written invitation to the Orchard's opening celebration, delivered on a custom designed postcard picturing an image of the completed Orchard.

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    3 backers

    Everything above + A DVD of the orchard making process.

  • You selected
    $25 reward

    8 backers

    Everything above + Two professional 6x4 Before and After photographs of the Orchard displayed in a Double View Photo Folder with a hand-written Thank You message.

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    4 backers

    Everything above + Your name on a permanent "Thank You Plaque" displayed proudly on the grounds of the Orchard. A zoom-in-able photo of the plaque will be made available online.

  • You selected
    $100 reward

    6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)

    Everything above + A tree at the Orchard named after you.

  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    Everything above + A recycled plastic lumber park bench, engraved with your name, located on Orchard grounds.

Funding period

- (89 days)