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July 2019

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Building Benches

July 16 @ 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

Rain Gardens 101 Workshop at Detroit Cristo Rey High School

September 12 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Detroit Cristo Rey High School, 5679 Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48209 United States
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Free

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden for FREE! Register today for this educational opportunity. Over the course of this series, you'll learn about: Detroit's water system and the role green stormwater infrastructure can play in maintaining healthy waterways and creating vibrant communities What makes these gardens 'stormwater management' all-stars Plus more

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Rain Gardens 101 at Oak Grove AME Church

September 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Oak Grove AME Church, 19801 Cherrylawn St.
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Free

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden for FREE! Register today for this educational opportunity. Over the course of this series, you'll learn about: Detroit's water system and the role green stormwater infrastructure can play in maintaining healthy waterways and creating vibrant communities What makes these gardens 'stormwater management' all-stars Plus more

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Rain Garden Installation Workshop at Detroit Cristo Rey High School

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Detroit Cristo Rey High School, 5679 Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48209 United States
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Free

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden for FREE!

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Rain Garden Installation at Oak Grove AME Church

September 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Oak Grove AME Church, 19801 Cherrylawn St.
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Free

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden for FREE!

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Working with Lots Workshop Series: Fall Garden Maintenance

September 28
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

Maintaining Rain Gardens Workshop at Detroit Cristo Rey High School

October 3 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Detroit Cristo Rey High School, 5679 Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI 48209 United States
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Free

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden for FREE!

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Maintaining Rain Gardens Workshop at Oak Grove AME Church

October 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Oak Grove AME Church, 19801 Cherrylawn St.
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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Free

Learn how you can be a part of Detroit's sustainability movement and protect our waterways by planting a rain garden for FREE! Register today for this educational opportunity.

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Working with Lots Implementation Tour 2019

October 17 @ 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 @ 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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