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On "The Best Advice Show" podcast, Detroiters and others share their words of wisdom -- boiled down to just a couple minutes.
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Mariners Park. Photo by Zaire Talon Daniels Detroiters want safer access to more green spaces, according to a community needs assessment survey unveiled by the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department during a virtual Town Hall last week. The survey, which includes responses from 629 adult participants from all over Detroit, is part of a larger strategic planning process to inform future parks & rec investments and priorities for the next five to ten years. The department looks to update its plan every five years to enable it to receive funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The planning process
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If you're looking for your next favorite Detroit park for a summer picnic or skate sesh, venture beyond the big ones to some of these other great spots.
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Filling Our Plates: Hundreds of new home gardeners in Detroit took food sovereignty into their own hands, with the support of a gardening resource nonprofit.
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Filling Our Plates: Mutual aid is getting funds to people in need in vulnerable communities like Southwest Detroit -- and reaching people shut out of the system.
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Filling Our Plates profiles Detroiters who faced food insecurity during the pandemic -- and the innovations they and local groups found to keep our city fed.
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Filling Our Plates: A Detroit nonprofit is using an Uber-like app to connect businesses with small amounts of food to donate, volunteer drivers and community groups that can feed their neighbors in need.
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Filling Our Plates: How an innovative Detroit emergency food distribution model empowered recipients through choice.
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The city of Detroit's sale of the historic Brodhead Armory to the Parade Co. for $300,000 has raised concerns from preservationists.
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If you were hit by the extreme rainfall and flooding around Detroit, here are resources like FEMA that can help.
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Juna Durrant launched her line of leather bags, Jytte Designs, out of her home in Detroit after she lost her job during the pandemic.
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Stay fit while still soaking up every second of Detroit summer, with free outdoor yoga classes every day of the week and plenty more.
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