Projects

Click here to view a 2009 You Tube clip of an interview with SEED Wayne Director Kami Pothukuchi on SEED Wayne projects.

 

 

On Campus

Warrior Demonstration Garden —Established 2008. Located between Warrior Grille and David Adamany Undergraduate Library. Students grow herbs and vegetables for their own use or distribution to area food assistance sites. Starting 2013, Warrior Garden is managed by SLUGS, Student Leaders of Urban Gardening and Sustainability. 
 St. Andrews Allotment Garden--Established 2009. Located behind St. Andrew's Church, between the church and the Lodge Service Drive. Groups of students and staff lease plots seasonally, to grow herbs, vegetables and flowers to use as they see fit.

Check out also our Parking Structure 5 Experimental Garden!

 Wayne State Wednesday Farmers Market--Established 2008. Located at 5201 Cass Ave., in front of Prentis Hall and across the street from the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library. Market season runs from first Wednesday of June through the last week of October. Market offers a range farm-fresh and prepared foods from the city and the region. It also offers chef's demos

Student Advantage is here (starting 2013)! Currently enrolled students get $5 free to spend on produce! WSU students get $10 in vouchers in exchange for $5 in cash, with which to purchase fresh fruits, veggies and herbs at the WSU farmers market. OneCard has to say "student".

 Healthy Eats Project January-May 2013, the HEP team offered a four-session series of nutrition workshop and food demos at each of 4 midtown senior centers. June-September, workshops and demos with food sourced from the WSU farmers market were offered at the market. Goals of the project are to increase the amount of fruits and veggies consumed by participants, and to increase the sales of fresh fruits and vegetables at the WSU Farmers Market.
Classroom and field based education. This consists of the annual Cities and Food class offered by SEED Wayne director, Kami Pothukuchi; partnerships with other courses on campus in which students undertake projects related to SEED Wayne activities; and the annual regional Food and Farm Tour. Weekly guest lectures offered by community-based food experts in the Cities and Food class are open to the public. SEED Wayne also offers university-wide lectures by nationally and internationally recognized community food experts.
 Wayne SEEDLING Newsletter—A quarterly newsletter updates campus and community friends on SEED Wayne activities and achievements.

In the Community

 

Detroit FRESH--Fresh Food in Detroit's Corner Stores--Established 2009. Staff work with corner stores in Detroit's neighborhoods to help them carry (or carry more) fresh fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Food Fairs--Started in 2010 as part of Detroit FRESH, SEED Wayne offers Healthy Food Fairs in other neighborhoods as well.
Passive solar green house at Capuchin Soup Kitchen. A nearly 4,000 sq. ft., passive solar green house operated by SEED Wayne partner, Earthworks Urban Farm. Located at St. Paul and Meldrum (across from the soup kitchen) on Detroit's eastside, the green house will demonstrate season extension for urban agriculture and engage neighborhood youth and adults in agricultural entrepreneurship training.
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