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University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, Midtown Detroit Inc., Demonstrate Design Works


Midtown Detroit Inc. is a nonprofit planning and development organization that supports the physical maintenance and revitalization of the Midtown Detroit neighborhood, while working to enhance public awareness, appreciation and use of the district.

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture is a community of about 225 students in total, served by around 32 accomplished full-time and adjunct faculty. The school emphasizes a progressive hands-on approach to education that is also driven by close personal relationships with our dedicated faculty. We offer degrees in architecture, architectural engineering, and community development.

Do Day at the North Cass Community Garden

The North Cass Community Garden is a community green space serving residents of the Cass Corridor. Throughout the summer, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture faculty and students are working on the Community Table project, to design and build improvements to the garden that will increase physical accessibility and further the original goals of the space: to bring together Detroiters to share food, drink, knowledge, initiatives, activism, skills and more.
On September 21, 2019, the North Cass Community Garden will host the following events and activities, centered around the Community Table, to highlight the new capacity of the garden and demonstrate the ways in which it serves the community:

· Dyeing – a workshop featuring dyes derived from plants by Kayla Powers of Salt Textile Studios
· Dining – shared food and drink items inspired by the bounty of the garden
· Discussions – presentations and Q&A on beekeeping and lepidoptery (butterfly nursery)
· Demonstration – a seed-saving workshop by Dave Roberts, Master Gardener
· Dance – an evening dance party featuring Detroit techno
· Design – a presentation and activity by Professors Kristin Nelson and James Leach, and the student design-build team.

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Saturday, Sep. 21st


10:00 am – 8:00 pm


North Cass Community Garden

SW corner of West Willis St. and 2nd Ave.

Category: Workshop