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Melvin Parson and the campaign to create a world-class urban farm in Ypsilanti

Melvin Parson and I have been working off an on for the past two years on an interview for this site. It began as an Ypsilanti Immigration Interview, and, over time, as we dug deeper into his work with We The People Growers Association, evolved into something more about his dream of establishing a world-class […]

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The possibility of a farmers market on Ypsilanti’s Water Street

Over the course of the past week or so, I’ve posted twice about the 38-acre vacant lot at the heart of downtown Ypsilanti commonly referred to as Water Street. In the first post, which was written in response to news that Family Dollar had expressed interest in building on the site, I outlined my objection […]

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Accelerating Community Capital (part two)… at the BALLE 2012 conference

OK, following up on what I shared a couple of days ago, here are the rest of the notes I hastily scratched during the BALLE workshop on newly evolving alternative methods for funding businesses. Hopefully it’s of use to those of you in the audience who are thinking about such things. Here’s what the speakers […]

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