Day 1: Monday (Exploring Detroit)

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Today we had a free day to explore Detroit before starting some service tomorrow! We had a relaxing morning, packed some lunch, and headed to Belle Isle Park. Belle Isle is a 982 acre park in the Detroit river with multiple attractions such as museums and various education centers. We parked, hiked around parts of […]

The Last Hurrah

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Today was our last day at Earthworks, and the work did not lighten up. We started the morning by prepping the fields by cultivating and raking the dirt. This helps turn over the soil while getting the weeds and rocks out, creating a healthy environment for the plants to flourish. Some of us were lucky […]

Farming Fun

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We started the morning with another breakfast at the house. Again, there was a plethora of food: muffins, bagels, Pop-Tarts. Skylar even made breakfast sandwiches with the leftover tater tots and eggs. Then, we were off to Earthworks but late because Paul accidentally took the scenic route.  We met up with Tiger, AKA Tyler, who […]

What a Hoop-la!

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Hello from Detroit! Today was a busy day for us! We started doing our service at Earthworks and spent the day preparing the hoop house (similar to a greenhouse) for planting. This was not an easy task at all, especially with the unusually high temps we had (80s). We were joined by different volunteers in […]

Plants and Prose

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We started today with a visit to one of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s (CSK) other outreaches, On The Rise Bakery Cafe https://www.cskdetroit.org/bakery/. The breakfast was incredible – from the breakfast sandwiches to the cinnamon buns. We’re already planning our return visit before we leave town! We traveled the short distance to the CSK’s Earthworks Urban […]

Ford or Bust

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We started our Monday with a homemade breakfast made by the students, Ella, Anna, and Skyler. We were fortunate to share a spread of eggs, pancakes, fruit, and more! After breakfast, our group got ready for the day and headed to our first activity of the day: The Henry Ford Museum. The museum was filled […]

#DetroitOrBust

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And We’re Off… Departing from Erie, PA on Sunday, May 8, our first stop was in Cleveland, OH. During our first pit stop, we explored the West Side Market where we were welcomed by free samples of local produce in addition to a wide selection of meats, cheeses, and desserts. To get pumped for the […]