Wednesday, December 24, 2008


From Georgia St. Community Collective

Sunday, December 21, 2008

GSCC in the News - Dec. 20

The Georgia Street Community Collective was featured in an Associated Press article on Dec. 20, 2008 about Detroit's blues extending past the auto industry.

We were lucky to have one of the writers, Corey Williams, come and visit the Garden and future Community Center and Market in October. He talked extensively with Cub and then sent a photographer to our last work day where we pulled the tin ceiling down in the market.

For those who aren't familiar with the Associated Press, it's the creme de la creme of the global news agencies. So, for the AP to include us in a story is quite a feat & honor. And the amazing part is when the AP runs a story, it goes all over the world on the news wire. We got picked up by the International Herald Tribune, which is the New York Times' global paper, MSNBC, papers all across the US and the story was the top story on Yahoo's main page at 9 pm on the 20th. Yahoo Malaysia even picked it up.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dinner Pictures Pt2

Dinner Pictures Pt1

Article In Saturday Dec.6th Detroit News About The Dinner

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Detroit community group holds holiday dinner for homeless

Santiago Esparza / The Detroit News

DETROIT -- The Georgia Street Community Collective will host its first annual Holiday Dinner from 5-9 p.m. today at Christ World Outreach Ministries' annex, 8925 Holcomb.
The grass roots, community-based organization operates on the city's east side and hopes the dinner gives members a chance to meet people in the community they do not already know. The dinner is for people who are homeless in the area bounded by Gratiot, Harper and Van Dyke avenues and Grinnell Street.
The group's officials said the collective started as a community garden and grew into a neighborhood organization.

In 2009, the collective will begin a project in which it will rehabilitate an area building into a neighborhood store and community center.
For information, visit
You can reach Santiago Esparza at (313) 222-2127 or

The article at first was a misquote. We were not actually feeding the homeless at first, but we had so much food leftover we ended up taking it to a homeless shelter.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Georgia St. Feeds The Neighborhood

Our First Annual Holiday Dinner is expected to feed around 100 neighbors today from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. At Christ Word Outreach's Annex at 8925 Holcomb at Georgia St.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Workday 2

At the Georgia St. Community Store/Community Center
Saturday November 15, 2008 @ 12:00pm
8902 Vinton @ the corner of Georgia St. Down from the Better Made Potato Chip Factory on Gratiot.
Come on out and find out what we have planned.

For more info Call: 313-452-0684

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Basement Clean Up Before and After

My Brother and I cleaned out the basement of the community center today.

It took us two and half hours.

Friday, October 31, 2008

First Annual Georgia St. Community Garden Harvest Fest

Our first annual Harvest Fest was a success. We had around 20+ kids and 10+ adults come by for Movies, Bonfire, Hot Dogs, and Hot Chocolate. The movies were Underdog and Miami Vice when the kids went home.

Friday, October 24, 2008

1:00pm Workday

1:00pm Tuesday October 28, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Building Clean Up Day October 28, 2008 Tuesday

We have a tentative date for a workday. I know people have to work but if you can make it come on by. Tuesday Oct, 28th Starting at 12:00pm. We wont be doing a lot of demo, just cleaning out the junk so we can start getting some estimates. I picked this day because of the weather and also so I can get it loaded and out of there by Angels Night. Dont want the neighbors to fill it up before I do.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Georgia St. Community Center/Store

We just purchased this building for our new store/ community center.
The house on the right is connected to the store(All one property). The downstairs will be the community center and the upstairs will hopefully be rental income for the center.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Greening of Detroits visit to Giving Tree Farm

Today I took a trip to Lansing, Michigan to the Giving Tree Farm. They some great greenhouses.

Greening of Detroit awards Georgia St. Garden a Hoop House

Hello all. Just found out today that the garden was awarded a hoop house from The Greening of Detroit. I can extend the growing season. I plan on planting some spinach, some more lettuce and some all greens mix. This also means I can start planting a little earlier.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Garden's New Look

Everything looks so nice and clean.

Wayne State Law Students Volunteer at the Garden

Today the Wayne State Law School volunteered at the Garden. Twenty students came out and weeded and put part of the garden to bed by spreading compost. We also had a chance to plant a lot of perinnials. There should be more collor in the garden next spring. I can't wait.