Tag Archives: Eastern Market

Would the Hantz Farm be good for Detroit?

Last week, in the wake of a post on urban food production and how it might help stave off the impending cannibal apocalypse, a reader by the name of KJC asked what people thought about John Hantz, and his plans to create a massive for-profit farm in the heart of downtown Detroit. As I didn’t […]

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Joe Posch, owner of Detroit’s Hugh, on the realities of retail

A few days ago, the family and I ventured into Detroit, and, not only didn’t we die – we had a great time. And, while there, we dropped by our friend Joe Posch’s lovely new store, Hugh. What follows is a brief conversation between Joe and I on the idea behind the store, the challenges […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Transition training

I’ve written quite a bit here over the past year or so about the Transition Town movement, so I won’t get into a lot of the background right now. [You can find details by doing a site search on "Transition."] I did, however want to pass along this update as to what happened during last […]

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