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July 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Building Benches

July 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Motor City Grounds Crew, 16006 E. Warren St.
Detroit, MI 48224 United States
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$20

This workshop will guide participants through the process of constructing a simple wood bench. The hands-on component will include guiding attendees through the different aspects of the construction process, including marking and sawing lumber, drilling holes, assembling a bench, etc. Participants will have the option to choose between using hand tools or power tools.

Participants will work together to assemble a bench during the workshop, and each participant will leave with all the materials for one bench, cut to size, and the know-how to assemble at home. RSVP to secure your spot. Class size is limited!

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September 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Fall Garden Maintenance

September 28, 2019
North Cass Community Garden, 4155 2nd Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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  Purpose:  Mulching, dividing, protecting, planting, thinning... In the garden, the fall season is an important time to wrap things up for winter and plan for next season. In this class, we will cover the variety of tasks that will ensure an even more beautiful and productive garden next season.

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October 2019

Working with Lots Implementation Tour 2019

October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Detroit Future City, 2990 West Grand Boulevard Suite 2
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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$10 – $100

The grantees of 2019's Working with Lots Program have been hard at work over the last six months transforming their vacant lots into beautiful landscapes. Join us for a tour of seven Field Guide Lot Designs throughout the city, and a conversation with the grantees.   We'll enjoy food, drink, and conversation as we hear our grantees' implementation stories and their experiences from design to installation, and what it means to their community.

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Working with Lots Workshop Series: Placemaking & Incorporating Art

October 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
KAN Books, 9405 John R. St.
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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$10

  Purpose:  This workshop will discuss the benefits of placemaking and how transforming vacant spaces can create a sense of place in a neighborhood and provide the community with a place to gather. Tips for raising funds, engaging the community in the placemaking planning process, event logistics, and place keeping will be covered. Through hands-on activities, we’ll share ways to incorporate different types of art and structures to engage the community and enhance a space.

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February 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Land Acquisition

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Future City, 2990 West Grand Boulevard Suite 2
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Free – $10

In this workshop, the Detroit Land Bank Authority will discuss the process for purchasing side lots, non-side lots and vacant lots. Attendees will also learn how to determine if a lot is for sale, becoming a community partner, working with existing community partners when purchasing vacant lots, and submitting a site plan with the proposal.

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Working with Lots Grant Program 2020: Open Office Hours – Session 1

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ford Resource & Engagement Center – Eastside, 15491 Maddelein St
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Free

All 2020 Working with Lots Grant applicants are required to attend an Office Hours Appointment with a DFC Field Guide team member. You may either make an appointment for an office hour at Detroit Future City or attend an evening or weekend open office hour at an alternative location. Office Hours are designed to assist applicants by answering questions and providing technical assistance. Please bring photos of your lot from at least two angles (including one from the street), and…

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March 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Project Planning & Community Engagement

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Future City, 2990 West Grand Boulevard Suite 2
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Free – $10

This workshop will use the Field Guide Workbook as a guide for thinking through the early and important steps of implementing a lot design--landscaping and community engagement planning.

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April 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Grant Writing & Resource Hustle Webinar

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free – $10

  This webinar will help Working with Lots 2020 applicants to submit a quality RFP, to identify and prepare for other funding opportunities, and to consider alternative opportunities of value. This will be a webinar to connect with and share, request, discuss in-kind resources with other Detroiters. The webinar will also share other avenues for finding materials (plants, hardscaping, lumber, etc.) at discounted prices. Join this Zoom webinar here.

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May 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Garden Maintenance – POSTPONED

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canfield Community Flower Gardens, 4401 Montclair St.
Detroit, MI 48214 United States
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Free – $10

  This workshop covers all types of maintenance needs for gardens in their first two to three years.   These needs including water needs and weed identification, along with tips to suppress weeds, and techniques for weeding, pruning, mulching, and composting. The hands-on components will include weeding, pruning, and mulching.

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June 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Water Catchment & Irrigation

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10

Learn methods for collecting and storing rainwater for future use. This workshop will help you think through the steps you need to take to ensure your garden receives adequate water. We will explore when, how much and how often we need to water, strategies to efficiently water the garden and methods to collect and store rainwater for future use.

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