An evening in Detroit with the Rhizome Collective’s Scott Kellogg

On Saturday, April 18, between 6:00 and 9:30 PM, there’s an event taking place at the Spirit of Hope church in Detroit that I wish I could attend. It’s a potluck/workshop run by Austin’s Scott Kellogg, an author of “Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves Guide.” Here’s the event notice:

We will start the night off with a local foods potluck @ 6pm. (Local food will be somewhat limited in April so no one will be turned away if their food is not local. We are envisioning much more local food availability in our future.)

Scott is one of the co-founders of The Rhizome Collective in Austin, Tx. The Rhizome Collective practices Radical Sustainability and have provided their community with a beautiful educational facility that also doubles as a creative venue for local and visiting artists, musicians, and performers. After doing Guerrilla Bio-remediation in their neighborhood they
were awarded a large grant from EPA to further their work.

The Rhizome Collective have an intensive Sustainability/Permaculture
training called RUST: Radical Urban Sustainability Training from which the “Toolbox” book was inspired.

…If you read Scott’s book and have questions on how to apply sustainable practices to Detroit this would be a good time. This will be an awesome presentation you are not going to want to miss if you have any interest in permaculture, radical sustainability, bio-shelters, guerrilla gardening, making your own energy, creating green space, green economy, restoring wetlands, micro-livestock, city chickens, natural building, getting local and creating a better environment for yourself, your family, friends, community, and Detroit.

I don’t know the first thing about Kellogg or the work of the Rhizome Collective in Austin, but I’d be hard-pressed to think of a more timely subject to be discussed in Detroit. If one of you in the audience today is planning to attend, please take good notes. I’d love to reprint them here.

The event begins at 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 18, at the Spirit of Hope church (1519 Martin Luther King Blvd). For additional information, call (313) 964-3113.

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  1. Patrick
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Growing up on a farm, I never would have thought I would hear someone call a garden “radical”. But the “Toolbox” book might be worth a read.
    I also think they are selling April in Michigan short. There is plenty of local miner’s lettuce and groundhog meat.

  2. Patrick
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Okay. I followed the link to the book on and actually read the reviews and stuff. Yeah, it is radical.

  3. Paw
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Dirty hippies to the rescue!

    (And I mean that in a good way.)

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