Friday, September 24, 2010

Greening of Detroit LIVE LOVE LOCAL

I'm going to interrupt the Detroit Restaurant Week coverage for a hot second to bring you LIVE LOVE LOCAL, the Greening of Detroit's 20th anniversary celebration happening TOMORROW at Eastern Market.

Hey look, something I already wrote!
Greening of Detroit is a nonprofit organization that has been around since long before the whole "green thing" was a thing. To celebrate their 20th year of growing a "greener" Detroit through planting and educational programs, environmental leadership, advocacy and building community capacity (that's their mission statement, yo), they've decided to throw a party: LIVE LOVE LOCAL.

"We wanted it to be a fun party, and if you have a fun party you should have good food and good drinks and good music," explains Jessica Lange, Special Event Co-Chairperson. "But it's all about spreading the message about keeping Detroit green."

LIVE LOVE LOCAL takes place Saturday, 9/25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside Shed Five of Eastern Market, the largest historic public market in the U.S. Some of the ways in which those seeds (of knowledge) will be sown (in brains) at this gala anniversary event will be through the LIVE LOVE LOCAL Eco-Village, which will showcase recycling, tree planting, urban gardening and other ways to live green. The celebration will also spotlight Detroit's local food movement by bringing together 24 of Detroit's own "top chefs" to create dishes utilizing all local food products sourced within 100 miles of Eastern Market.
Read the rest of the article in Real Detroit Weekly here.