Tree Planting at Chandler Park
Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Tree Planting at Chandler Park

The Greening of Detroit will be partnering with volunteers to plant 70 B&B trees in Chandler Park as part of a larger marshland green stormwater infrastructure project.

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Volunteer Shrub Planting at Chandler Park Marshland Project
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Shrub Planting at Chandler Park Marshland Project

The Greening of Detroit is partnering with volunteers to help us plant over 250 shrubs as part of a marshland green stormwater infrastructure project in Chandler Park from 9a-12p on Sat. Sept 28th. All tools will be provided.

Dress for the weather. Wear clothing that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes/boots, and bring gloves if you have them.

Location will be the intersection of Chandler Park Dr and Frankfort St, Detroit, MI 48213

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Lafayette Greens Garden Clean Up

  • 132 West Lafayette Boulevard Detroit, MI, 48226 United States (map)
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The Greening of Detroit will be partnering with volunteers from Ally Financial to clean up the garden.

This event has filled up! Check back soon for future volunteer events. If you'd like to be added to a volunteer waitlist, please email ryan@greeningofdetroit.com

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TD Tree Day 2019
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

TD Tree Day 2019

  • 9982 Sorrento Avenue Detroit, MI, 48227 United States (map)
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The Greening of Detroit will be partnering with TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 40 B&B trees in Phelps Park in northwest Detroit.

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The Greening of Detroit's 30th Anniversary Green Tie Celebration
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Greening of Detroit's 30th Anniversary Green Tie Celebration

The Greening of Detroit will celebrate 30 years of greening Detroit!

Join us at the 30th Anniversary Green Tie Celebration on October 17, 2019 at Michael Symon's ROAST

Enjoy a four course dinner, Michigan Wines and signature cocktails. The evening will also include live music, open bar, silent auction and Detroit swag bag! The evening will celebrate those that have paved the way for a cleaner and greener Detroit.

To register, please click here.

Individual Tickets ranges include:

$250.00 Individual

$1,500 Honorary Committee (Includes 2 Tickets)

Sponsorship Levels include:

$10,000

$5,000

$2,500

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Tree Planting with Illmore, American Forests, and The Office of Sustainability
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Tree Planting with Illmore, American Forests, and The Office of Sustainability

The Greening of Detroit will be partnering with Illmore, American Forests, and the Office of Sustainability to plant 27 B&B trees at the Butzel Recreation Center.

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Walter Meyers Nursery Day
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Walter Meyers Nursery Day

A group of volunteers from Freudenberg will be coming out to Walter Meyers Nursery to help us at the nursery.

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"What's in our Water?": A family-friendly visual and educational experience in Eliza Howell Park
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

"What's in our Water?": A family-friendly visual and educational experience in Eliza Howell Park

Have you ever wondered what sort of pollution ends up in our local rivers? Did you know the Rouge River flows into the Detroit River, and the Detroit River provides the drinking water for our city?

Come join us at the pavilion near the Rainbow Bridge in Eliza Howell Park on Wednesday Sept. 4th from 6-8p for a visual and educational experience where we learn about types and sources of pollution in our local waters, as well as what each of us can do to help make our drinking water sources cleaner and healthier.

We’ll have live music by the Allen Dennard Jazz Trio from 6-7p

Dr. Tracie Baker, professor at Wayne State University and director of the Baker WATER Lab will be speaking at 7p about different types of pollution found in Detroit’s waterways.

And at 7:30p we’ll make our way over to the Rainbow Bridge for a visual representation of pollutants entering the Rouge River. Different colored floating lanterns representing different types of pollutants will be released into the river, where they will flow under the Rainbow Bridge. Unlike the pollutants that actually enter the river, the lanterns will be removed after the event.

BYOLC (bring your own lawn chair)

This event, in partnership with The Land & Water Works Coalition and CURES, is FREE, but space is limited. Please register below.

Notice: This event occurs in a natural setting. As such, portions of the event may not be accessible for those with limited mobility. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather.

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Honey Bees and Healing: Hive Products to Improve Your Life
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Honey Bees and Healing: Hive Products to Improve Your Life

If you know a beekeeper or where to buy raw local honey? Did you know you can help treat arthritis, Crones, IBS, acne, diabetes and so many more conditions with the addition of hive products to your diet?

Honey, pollen, propolis, venom, and beeswax give you the basic ingredients to fight disease, maintain a healthy weight, and support one of our nation's most precious pollinators. They taste great too!

This class will include hands-on learning and tasting opportunities, in addition to recipes you can take home and make on your own.


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What's inside a beehive?
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

What's inside a beehive?

Ever wonder what goes on inside that beehive? The Greening invites you to join us at Meyers Nursery where our resident beekeeper will open up the hive and show you what goes on and answer your questions.

Live bees! We will have some veils to lend, however it is recommended that you wear long pants and sleeves. They can sting.

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Sunflower Festival
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Sunflower Festival

Join The Greening for a day to celebrate all things Sunflowers at Lafayette Greens! Open House! Fun and Games

We will have a Sunflower Growing Contest (get ready in May/June to plant your sunflowers) Prizes and bragging rights to the folks who grow:

The Tallest Sunflower
The Biggest Seed Head
The Heaviest Seed Head

RULES

  • Judging will be between 1 and 3 pm. Winners will be announced at 3pm

  • All sunflowers in the 3 categories must be brought to the garden (no photos)

  • Tallest Sunflowers will be measured from bottom of the stem to top of the main stem, including seed head

  • Biggest seed head is measured by circumference around the head

  • Heaviest will be weighed and measured in pounds

  • All entries will be returned to the owner.

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PHOTO CONTEST!

 

“Renegade Spirals”

Phyllotaxis - patterns found in leaves, stems and seeds.

RULES

Send in 2 digital photos. 1 of you and your seedhead and 1 close up shot featuring your phyllostaxis pattern in your sunflower.

  • Open to individuals who live in the State of Michigan

  • Must be original work of the submitter

  • No more than 3 entries per person

  • Entries must be submitted by Saturday August 3rd

  • Each individual entry must contain your name, address and email address.

  • Entries sent to: sue@greeningofdetroit.com. Send in .PNG format. Please keep size to 5GB for each digital photo.

Judging will be based on opinions of The Greening of Detroit Judges

3 Prizes

Grand Prize
First Prize
Honorable Mention

All photos submitted can be used by The Greening of Detroit in future promotional material, with credit to the photographer

 
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Nursery Visit
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Nursery Visit

Students from the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit’s SNAP program will be coming out to Walter Meyers Nursery to learn and help us out with some basic nursery maintenance. No additional volunteers needed.

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Native Birds in your Garden
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Native Birds in your Garden

Join us as we learn how to make your yard more inviting to Michigan’s native birds. With Cheryl English

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12th Annual Garden Cruise
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

12th Annual Garden Cruise

Detroit Garden Works is proud to present the 12th Annual The Garden Cruise, a tour of gardens designed, planted and/or inspired by Deborah Silver. The landscapes vary in style and approach, but all reflect an ownership for whom the beauty of a garden is an important part of life. This year, The Garden Cruise is proudly sponsored by Argent International Inc. Additionally, we are excited to partner with The Erb Foundation, each donation made/ and or each ticket purchased will be match dollar for dollar up to $10,000!! This allows you to double your support and impact made throughout Detroit!

The tour consists of 7different, magnificent gardens and is a self guided tour. Choose to just do the tour or choose to do the tour and then attend a cocktail reception.

Our most serious mission as a business is to foster the idea of environmental stewardship—a mission The Greening of Detroit has embraced since its inception. Come enjoy the day with us and support an organization that plants, teaches, and leads the effort towards a greener Detroit. Since 2008, The Garden Cruise has raised over $123,320 in support of this mission. 

Cocktail Reception at 4:30p.m. held at Detroit Garden Works 1794 Pontiac Dr. Sylvan Lake, MI 48320

www.thegardencruise.org

This event takes place RAIN or SHINE!

100% of all proceeds will go directly to the Greening of Detroit.

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Native Bee Walk n Talk with Dr. Becky
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Native Bee Walk n Talk with Dr. Becky

Join us at Lafayette Greens and learn about Native bees. Dr. Rebecca Tonietto from UofM Flint College of Arts and Sciences. She is an assistant professor in the Biology Department and her specialty is Native Bees!

Here’s what Dr. Becky has to say

I love bees! They are so incredibly diverse and beautiful. Did you know we have around 400 species of bees native to Michigan? The honeybee is not one of those, we don’t have a native honeybee in North America. Some of our native bees are metallic green, metallic blue, and range from big and fuzzy to tiny and shiny. They provide an important ecosystem service by pollinating many of our crops and wildflowers, though also deserve conservation attention in their own right. I love talking to people about bees, and investigating how we can best support them. In general, providing habitat for native bees really means making places more beautiful – with more flowers and more species of flowering plants.

Free, but please register below

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Bike Night - TO BE RESCHEDULED
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bike Night - TO BE RESCHEDULED

Take a ride through the city with our garden manager as we tour some urban gardens. Length approx. 12-15 miles, easy pace. No one left behind.

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Nursery Visit
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Nursery Visit

Students from the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit’s SNAP program will be coming out to Walter Meyers Nursery to learn and help us out with some basic nursery maintenance. No additional volunteers needed.

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Photographing in the Garden
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Photographing in the Garden

Learn how to photograph flowers and other species in a garden!

Learn how to shoot, enhance, and share photographs with cell phone photography. In the class we will discuss shooting techniques, photo-enhancement tips, and apps to showcase your photography experiences. While learning to use your phone's camera, students will test their skills at Lafayette Greens, shooting different flowers, plants, insects and landscapes.

Bring - your cell phone

You must register - limited spaces. Free!

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Your teacher - Asia Hamilton

Native Detroit Asia Hamilton is an accomplished photographer who has shot everyone from Lil Wayne to the girl next door. She is the owner and creator of Nozomi Live design, the company behind the face and brand of local businesses such as Detroit Snob, LIV Resto lounge and Kidscapes Foundation. Asia also designed and photographed three Employee Excellence plaques for Ford Motor Company. The design would eventually grace the offices of honorable employees across the nation. She recently traveled abroad to Amman Jordan for the Arab American National Museum to teach photography and bring awareness to the issue of waste and consumption for the Watch Your Waste program.

Asia currently freelances and teaches photography classes for adults at her studio.  One of her goals is to give Detroit youth a newfound appreciation and perspective of their community through photography and the fine arts.

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Planting Natives and Pollinator Plants in your Garden
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Planting Natives and Pollinator Plants in your Garden

Learn abut planting native plants to bring more pollinators to your garden with beekeeper and native gardener Rich Weiske

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Bee Blitz - Help us track bees at Lafayette Greens
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Bee Blitz - Help us track bees at Lafayette Greens

On Saturday, June 22 Lafayette Greens is going to join in on the Bee Blitz that is happening around the US. The Honeybee Conservancy and the Greening want you to be there. What’s a Bee Blitz? We will be using our phones to photograph the different types of bees we find at Lafayette Greens. Using an app on your phone, your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation

The event is free and open to anyone over the age of 10.

Special Thanks to The Honeybee Conservancy

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