Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Ann Arbor: Growing Hope in Michigan

I'm downing some erva mate at the local Ann Arbor food coop between events while Bryant is doing a cooking demo and hanging out with the young people that make up Growing Hope, a local group that uses community gardening for community empowerment. Despite the grey, bone-chilling weather, Ann Arbor has been an inspiring start to our trip. Last night, we met folks who are opening a community-based, organic supermarket in the heart of Detroit -- where there is little in the way of real food -- and folks helping to start an organic farming apprenticeship program at the Michigan State University in East Lansing. --Anna

Bryant and me @ our first book signing... Shaman Drum Books in Ann Arbor.
Bryant and the kids of Growing Hope with a delicious green cabbage salad.