The Rise of Urban Community Gardens and Why They Matter

Urban farming isn’t a new concept, but it has experienced a major resurgence in cities. Residents in urban centers throughout the U.S. have reclaimed abandoned spaces and turned them into community gardens. Detroit has been an epicenter of the movement to bring neighbors, organizations and community leaders together to grow and share food.  Detroit’s Urban …

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Finding Inspiration on the Long Trails—and Other Ways to Get Your Creative Groove On

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” —Jack London Igor Stravinsky did headstands to clear his mind and help him compose musical masterpieces. Agatha Christie took baths while munching on apples, surrounded by the fragrant cores as she dreamed up myriad murder mysteries. Japanese inventor Nakamatsu Yoshirō, who’s …

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The Past, Present and Future of Worker-Owned Businesses in the Black Community

Most people have heard of or shopped in a grocery coop at some point in their lives. But few realize how many positive contributions collectively owned businesses make to their communities, when they’re run correctly and supported by local consumers. When they’re fully owned and operated by the people who work there, the benefits are …

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