Detroit Future City Introduces Its Latest Report: “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class”

E-Newsletter | February 19, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) is proud to introduce “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class: The Opportunity for a Prosperous Detroit,” a comprehensive data report supporting attraction, retention and growth strategies to restore a demographic that once defined our city and many cities across America.

Field Guide Winter 2019 Newsletter

E-Newsletter | Field Guide E-newsletter | February 17, 2019

For the Winter 2019 Field Guide Newsletter, the DFC team discusses its 2019 Grant RFP, two new lot designs and special winter gardening tips.

Detroit Future City Releases “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class” Data Report

February 17, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC) announced today the release of “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class,” a comprehensive data report supporting attraction, retention and growth strategies to restore a demographic that once defined the city.  The report is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. As the city continues to experience a revitalization, “Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class” provides a benchmark through which the African-American middle class can serve as a measure to track equitable growth. The report is a continuation of DFC’s commitment to providing accessible, data-driven strategies dedicated to moving the city forward, and stems from the 2017 release of its “139 Square Miles” report.

Detroit Future City Seeks to Help Detroiters Revitalize Vacant Land

January 16, 2019

Detroit Future City (DFC)’s Working with Lots Program is issuing another round of grants to transform vacant land into intentional, productive, and well-maintained landscapes. Now in its fourth year, the Working with Lots Program continues to look for Detroit-based partners who are passionate about improving the way their neighborhoods look and feel.

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People + Places: Shari Williams, Community Partnerships Manager, Detroit Future City

March 8, 2019

B.L.A.C. talks to Detroit Future City's Shari Williams about her upbringing and personal passions, which led her to be DFC's Community Partnerships Manager.

Detroit Future City: Black Middle Class Under Siege, But Opportunities Exist

February 27, 2019

Detroit Future City executive director Anika Goss speaks with Stephen Henderson about the "Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class" report.

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Planting 101

April 25, 2019 @ 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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.

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

May 4, 2019 @ 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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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