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January 2019

Working With Lots: East Detroit DFC Office Hours

January 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ford Resource & Engagement Center – Eastside, 15491 Maddelein St
Detroit, MI 48205 United States
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Detroit Future City is excited to announce the Fourth Year of the Working With Lots Program. DFC will host several office hours throughout the city. This is your chance to ask questions about how to apply to the program, the application process, ask questions about your specific project, and more!

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Working With Lots: Southwest Detroit DFC Office Hours

January 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ford Resource & Engagement Center – Southwest, 2826 Bagley Street
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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DFC will host several office hours throughout the city. This is your chance to ask questions about how to apply to the program, the application process, ask questions about your specific project, and more!

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March 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series 2019: Volunteer Recruitment & Management

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mathis Community Center, 19300 Greenfield Rd.
Detroit, MI 48235 United States
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  Purpose: With proper planning and recruitment, a volunteer group can help complete any task as desired whereas a poorly matched group can be problematic. Join us to learn about: recruiting, facilitating, keeping volunteers engaged, getting them to come back and more.   Materials Needed: Project/event-day planning and volunteer task-management worksheets.   Led By: Keep Growing Detroit  

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April 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Planting Techniques

April 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fit + Healthy Garden, 125 W. Goldengate St.
Detroit, MI 48203 United States
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$5

This workshop will teach participants the proper techniques for planting the common sizes of different perennials and trees. We will cover how to plant a seed, bulb, plug, quart and gallon pots, bare root trees, and balled + burlap trees. Proper watering methods will also be discussed. The hands-on component will involve planting exercises in an "I-do, we-do, you-do" format.

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May 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Water Catchment, Irrigation Systems & Water Conservation

May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Georgia Street Community Collective, 8902 Vinton Ave.
Detroit, MI 48213 United States
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In Michigan, Mother Nature takes care of a portion of the water our gardens need to thrive leaving us to take care of the rest. In this class 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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June 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Maintaining Perennials and Trees

June 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seyburn St. Memorial & Honor Garden, 3747 Seyburn St.
Detroit, MI 48214 United States
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$5

This workshop will discuss the maintenance needs of gardens in their first two to three years, 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. Click here to secure your spot. Class size is limited!

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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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