Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2nd Annual Holiday Dinner Pictures






We served 100+ neighbors at our 2nd Annual Holiday Dinner and all the food left went to the Detroit Rescue Mission on 3rd and Martin Luther King

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Community Center Construction Has Begun!!!!!






Work has begun on the Community Center. We started tearing out the plaster and some of the walls to for the library, computer lab and conference room.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Something Terrific Happened On Friday!.....

A "Friend of Georgia Street" by the name of Tom dropped off bags and bags full of winter coats. Tom, his wife, family and friends, gathered 48 coats, sizes 2T to 14-16 (along with a couple pairs of snow pants) to give to children who do not have a good coat for this winter.

Thanks to his generosity, we have decided to hold a


"Keep the Kids Warm this Winter"

event in conjunction with our 2nd Annual Craft Day. We already have a few pairs of gloves, hats and scarves to add to the coats. But we are asking for additional donations of new or gently-used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves or boots to add to the collection we have. We will give these away on November 21st following the Craft Day.

Thank you to Tom for helping us Keep the Kids Warm this Winter...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

2nd Annual Holiday Dinner




On Saturday, December 12th, we will hold our 2nd Annual Holiday Dinner, including turkey and all the trimmings. We will need lots of help from our "Friends of Georgia Street" for this event. The location for the Dinner is also pending while we attempt to obtain a larger facility.

Holiday Crafts Day

On Saturday, November 21st, we will hold our

2nd Annual Craft Day

from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


All necessary supplies will be on hand for the kids to make some holiday ornaments or other decorations. We are awaiting confirmation of whether we will also have cookie making again this year. The location for this event is still pending as we are hoping to get a larger facility this year.

Harvest Festival






On Friday, October 30th we will hold our

2nd Annual Harvest Fest in the Garden.



The neighborhood families are invited to join us in the Garden starting at 6:00 p.m. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, cupcakes, juice and hot chocolate and showing our final movie of the year. This event is free of charge for the neighborhood residents. Title of the 1st movie is "Forbidden Kingdom" Rated PG-13. Weather and time permitting, we will also show "Yes Man" also Rated PG-13.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lasagna Beds




We had a workday this past Saturday. Volunteers from Deloite Accounting Firm with The Garden Resource Program came out and made 9 lasagna beds. They also put down some mulch and wood chips around the beds.

Pallet Shed




Put together a storage shed in my backyard. Next spring I will put one up in the garden. Its 65 sq ft. Used 16 pallets.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SCHOOL SUPPLY UPDATE

We Need Your Help

UPDATE:

We have been contacted by the Capuchin Food Kitchen and requested to include some children in their group into our BackPack Giveaway. It was always our wish to expand our services outside the immediate Georgia Street neighborhood, so we have agreed to add 45 children (only a small portion of what is needed) to our Giveaway.

This is going to stretch our budget to its limits, but the need is too great to turn them away. So again, we have to ask for assistance from our internet friends. We are now planning on providing a minimum of 70 backpacks, along with a cookout for everyone.

Since time is so short, we ask that you send in a cash donation if you can, rather than actually purchasing items. We have to get these backpacks assembled as soon as possible, so we are going to finish the shopping today. Any items donated should be delivered to 9352 Georgia Street no later than Friday afternoon. We will begin the assembly on Saturday morning.

Again, we know that times are tough for many people. We hope you can find it in your hearts and budgets to help us out with even $1 or $2. Anything will help. We thank those who have given so generously so far. The response has been great...down to small children who are taking up collections to contribute to our cause.



We are giving away books at the BackPack Giveaway on Sunday, so you can drop those off anytime before then.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spotlight Kid Of The Week




Steven Burgess


Age: 9

4th Grade
Mary Mcloed Bethune Elementary/
Middle School

Has 6 Brothers and 1 Sister

Likes to play Football

Favorite Colors are Red and Blue

Wants to be a Football Player

When asked what he likes about the
garden he says:
Planting and picking carrots

Doesn't care for the celery


Mariah Burgess

Age: 11

6th Grade
Mary Mcleod Bethune Elemantary/
Middle School

Has 7 Brothers

Likes Chearleading

Favorite Color is Pink

Wants to be a Pediatrician

When asked what she likes about the
garden she says:
Planting and Reading and Movie Night

Doesn't care for the hot peppers

Friday, August 21, 2009

2nd Annual BackPack, School Supply and Book Giveaway

DATE: Sunday August 30, 2009

TIME: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Free Haircuts to kids 12 and under!
Please Register at 313-452-0684 by Thursday Aug 27, 2009

JUST ADDED!

GSCC will also hold an "END OF SUMMER VACATION" cookout in conjunction with this event. We will be serving Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Drinks free of charge. Children, their families and Friends of Georgia Street are invited!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

It's Back to School Time Again....



2nd Annual BackPack, School Supply and Book Giveaway


The Georgia Street Community Collective is hoping to give away at least 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to needy children. The kids will also have a large supply of books to choose from free of charge.


The date for the giveaway has not been set yet, but we are asking for donations from the Friends of the Georgia Street Community Collective to be able to supply the kids with the basics for the first day of school.


We welcome donations of any of the items on the following list, or cash donations so that we may purchase the items in bulk. Purchased items can be dropped off at 9352 Georgia St. or arrangements can be made for pick-up, if necessary.
Call 313-452-0684.


Cash donations can be mailed to GSCC, 9352 Georgia St., Detroit MI 48213
or sent through PayPal


Backpacks
Notebook Paper
1" Ring Binder
No 2 Pencils
Mechanical Pencils
Crayons
Ballpoint Pens
Color Pencils
Elmer's Glue
Glue Sticks
Pencil Sharpeners
Erasers
Pencil Cases
Color Markers
Rulers
Spiral Notebooks
Hand Sanitizer
Combination Locks


We understand that these are tough times for everyone.
Any small donation that you can offer is greatly appreciated
and will help a child get a jump start on this school year.


Remember that GSCC is a 501(c)3 charitable organization
and your donations are tax deductible.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Some Veggies Out of the Garden


Okay. This is not the first time we harvested from the garden this year. I have been slipping big time on posting pictures. We picked 14 1/2 pounds of green beans ourselves (not including what neighbors have picked), 8 pounds of broccoli 8 zucchini, 10 cuccumbers, 6 pounds of carrots and to many tomatoes to count.

Art Comes To The Garden




My wife Kim decided to do an art piece on top of the picnic table.
It looks beautiful. (and I am not saying that just cause she is my wife)

Friday, July 31, 2009

12th Annual Detroit Agriculture Network Tour - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5th

WE MADE THE ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR!!!!!!

12th Annual Detroit Agriculture Network Tour - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5th

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

As The Compost Turns






The Garden Resource Program's Compost Workgroup came out to turn our massive compost pile. Thanks to Meagen for setting this up. We got temperature readings of 160 degrees about three weeks ago and 140 degrees on monday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Garden Gets A Makeover







We painted the raised beds and chairs in the garden this past weekend.
I repainted the garden signs myself.
The flower beds even got a touch up.

GSCG Kids Corner

SPOTLIGHT KID OF THE WEEK:




Chris Smith

Age 11

5th Grader at A.L. Holmes Elementary

Has 2 brothers and 5 sisters

Likes to Flip

Favorite color is blue

Wants to be a Lawyer and then a Judge

When asked what he likes about the garden he says

Reading and Movie Night and watching the fruits and veggies grow.

Does not like cuccumbers

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mixing And Moving Compost





A video My wife shot of me today.The first voice you hear is my nine year old Steven and then My wife Kim. Next to me in the compost bin is my eight year old Antony and yapping is our new Daschund "Naria". We moved the small bins of compost to the big pile so we can make room for a couple additions to the garden.

A picture of my wife standing on top of the compost pile.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lamar's Georgia St. Garden Strawberry Commercial


My son Lamar talking about the strawberries he picked from the garden and the strawberries we purchased from the grocery store.

One More For Reading Night