We want to show people that you can have something sustainable that you’ve built with your own hands.
By Wayne and Myrtle Curtis
Creating healthy, productive, life affirming communities begins with a collective of people who are giving their work and time to make a difference. We understand that we have to create for ourselves the conditions that are best for us, and that by educating our minds and hearts we can take control of what goes into our bodies and what comes out of our pockets and purses. We started growing our own produce to put us back in harmony with the earth and to nourish our bodies and our souls. It keeps us physically active and frees our minds from the stresses around us.
“Grow a garden, grow a community,” is our tag line and that is exactly what is happening on Manistique. We are looking forward to be one of many farms in our city. It is our dream to be an inspiration to others who want to make a difference in eating to love and becoming aware of where and how our grows and where it comes from. We also want to become socially and economically a part of what is good in the city. As a small community we decided to study together and put into practice the words and deeds of social thinkers who can help us develop a humanistic ideology. Instead of always striving for money, we are challenging ourselves to develop relationships and practices that will sustain us spiritually and physically.
We realize most jobs are not coming back to Detroit. And those we once had didn’t satisfy our needs. We desire work that matters and doesn’t threaten our very existence. We believe that living in harmony with all life is more desirable than dollars.
Change is what we choose to be, not a thing we are waiting on to happen.
The garden is not just a garden, it is a gathering place for meetings of minds, a place where history lessons and education about all things connected to life are shared. We live in neighborhoods that are rich in history and resources. The Feedom/Freedom Growers are one of these resources helping to develop a community that works for the people.
Address: 866 Manistique St, Detroit, MI 48215