Friday, December 24, 2010



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

3rd Annual Holiday Dinner

On Saturday, December 18th, the

Georgia Street Community Collective

will be holding its

3rd Annual Holiday Dinner.

We will begin serving at 4:00 p.m. and continue until approximately 7:00 p.m.

This year's dinner will be held in our newly refurbished Community Room.

Obviously cash donations are appreciated

to defray the cost of purchasing what is not donated, but in addition,

we are asking for donations of the following:

Turkeys, cooked and carved if possible, but we can cook them too

Ham, cooked and sliced if possible, but we can cook this too

Turkey Gravy


Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Macaroni & Cheese

Corn or Green Beans or other vegetable

Rolls and Butter

Pumpkin Pies or Other Desserts

Beverages (coffee, juice boxes, pop, bottled water)

Paper and Plastic Products

Please e-mail

if you can help us out in any way

To donate through Paypal, please visit our blog:


Again, we know that most Metro Detroiters are struggling this year.

We hope that you can find it in your heart

to help us with this very important event,

even if it's just to give your time

to help us prepare, serve and clean-up.

Thank you again for your continuing support of

our efforts to improve our community and

help those who are in need.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Community Center Progress!!!!!!

We installed a drop ceiling in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Community Center. We pray that we can intall a small kitchen area soon. We are trying to raise funds to have the furnace put in at the computer lab/ library. We have to install two furnaces because of the brick wall the city won't let us breach lol. Pictures to come soon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The New GreenHouse Park

The record label for the english music group Above & Beyond shot a music video next door to th community center on Sept 4 2010. The idea of the video was to transform a vacant weed and trash filled lot into something that would benifit the neighborhood. So here is the new GreenHouse Park!!!! This winter if we can get some topsoil we will grow lettuce and spinach in our new 8'x20' greenhouse.
The song for the video is called On A Good Day. Look out for it. We will post it as soon as we get it.

Thank You Above & Beyond!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

3rd Annual Backpack And School Supply Giveaway

3rd Annual BackPack and School Supply Giveaway


End of Summer Vacation Cookout

in the Georgia St. Garden

Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

BackPack and School Supply Giveaway

Begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Backpacks and basic school supplies will be given

to each child who stops by the Garden,

for as long as supplies last.


YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for the backpacks

so we can make sure we have enough packs for each age group.

Please call Mark at

313-452-0684 or stop by the Garden,

no later than Thursday, August 26th,

and give each student’s name and grade.


Everyone is invited to join us for a cookout to celebrate the end of

summer vacation and the beginning of the school year.


Choice of

Hot Dog, Hamburger or Brat

Chips and a Drink



All others may purchase the meal for $2.00

While Supplies Last

FREE Haircuts

Beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

DAN Garden Tour

Detroit Agricultural Networks Annual Garden Tour Stopped Thru For The Second Year In A Row.. Congratulations GSCG!!!

Lay's donates to Georgia St

Thanks to Lay's Potato Chips Mobile Farm for donating the greenhouse plants.


Front Door, Back Door, and Side Door. Thank You Mr. Fischer of Professional Door and Lock Inc.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Progress on The Community Center

The Community Center is coming together. We are still trying to raise money for renovations and city STUFF. Slowly but surely we will be there. I had no idea we would have to spend so much on permits...not to mention a conditional use hearing will cost $1100. Next up is the heating and cooling system. Doors should be on the open room(Store Building)Friday. I will post pics when they are up. We had to put the store on the back burner for now. Lack of funds. But the idea is to use it as a rec room with pool table and ping pong. We will also be able to hold larger meetings and use it for some of our events.

Covington Farms July 2010

Our first year Home Garden. It was our side yard....but you can't eat grass. It is growing very well.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Pictures of the Garden

We made the Detroit Agricultural Network's Annual Garden Tour Wednesday August 4, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

3rd Annual BackPack and School Supply Giveaway

Back to School Time is Approaching!!

Time to Start Planning our

3rd Annual BackPack and School Supply Giveaway

August 29, 2010

We are calling on the "Friends of GSCC" again

to assist with this very important event.

We plan on distributing approximately 150 fully stocked backpacks this year and we hope that our supporters can find it in their heart to donate either cash or items from the list below. Any amount or quantity will help us. Our budget is very limited, but the need is growing. We want to help the children get a good start in their school year.

Many stores like WalMart have begun their school supply sales and items can be purchased for really low prices. These sales change week to week, but supplies will diminish quickly.

More information on the 3rd Annual BackPack and School Supply Giveaway will be forthcoming in the near future, but please try to help us out if you can. To donate goods, choose from the list below and call Mark at 313-452-0684 or Phyllis at 586-915-8946 to arrange for pick-up or drop-off at the Garden.

To donate through Paypal please go to our blog:

Or mail your donation to: GSCC BackPack Giveaway

c/o Mark Covington

9352 Georgia Street

Detroit, Michigan 48213

If you would like a receipt for income tax purposes,

be sure to include your full name and address and one will be mailed to you.

Supplies needed are:

Backpacks, Youth and Teen Sizes, Boys and Girls

Lined Notebook Paper

Spiral Notebooks





Color Pencils


School Glue



Pen/Pencil Bags

2-Pocket Folders

1" Ring Binders

Monday, June 21, 2010

Funeral Arrangements For Demonte Thomas


Tuesday June 22, 2010 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Andrew & Hardy Funeral Home
13841 Gratiot just north of McNichols


Wednesday June 23, 2010
Brown's Chapel Missionary BC
12920 E. Warren Ave. at Dickerson

Family Hour 12:00pm

Funeral 12:30pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Help Me Help A Family I Love

A lifelong member of our neighborhood was shot and killed on Monday, June 14,2010.
He was 23 years old and getting set to go visit his 2 year old daughter out of state.
Demonte Thomas was an awsome neighbor. He was in the garden more than I was. I would either get a call or a knock at the door if someone was in the garden or getting compost or woodchips out of the piles. I remember this fun loving, silly kid running up and down the street playing with the neighbor next door. His mom and her sisters babysat for my brothers and I. We grew up playing with his uncle, who was our first friend that we remember. I know this type of thing happens all across the country now, but this young man was not caught up in the thug life. He wanted to raise his daughter and be the best man he could be. Monte loved our neighbors and neighborhood. I can't express the numbness in the area right now. This is a tragic end to a bright future. It makes me want to give up but I know I can not. He wouldn't want me too, and we have so many little ones to help. But the family needs our help. Help GSCC help the family. Help me help a stand out family in the community. Demonte didn't have any insurance and they need help with funeral expenses. Please if you never give for the GSCC please give to this cause. Click the donate button and type Demonte Thomas in the comment section. I promise on everything we have accomplished and love, all of the money will get to the family.

Thank You In Advance For your Kindness
Mark Covington

R.I.P. Monte!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Workday on the Community Center

Sorry for the short notice. Workday Tuesday May 25th 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Framing walls for drywall. Come on out and give us a hand.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This event is open to everyone! We are inviting officials and VIP's who might be able to help us further our mission of improving the Georgia Street neighborhood and gardens. Please join us and help us showcase the work we have done in just two short years.

We hope that this will be our biggest fundraising event yet. Volunteers are needed to help staff booths and games, set up and clean up. As always, donations are welcome.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Making Seed Bombs with Sweet Juniper

Some of the kids in the neighborhood came out to meet our friends from the Sweet Juniper Blog to make seed bombs to throw in the vacant lots around the area.They also got a surprise! Jim gave out cameras to the kids to have. Their project is to take pictures of how they see their neighborhood. We may have some photographers in the making.