Emerald City: Detroit Featured in O Magazine

This month Oprah’s Magazine highlighted the burgeoning urban agricultural movement here in Detroit. O Magazine reported on the innovative educational practices of Catherine Ferguson High School, a school for teenage mothers, which also is the site of a “most unlikely and inspiring sight….an urban farm that is almost breathtaking in its scope.”

Read the full Emerald City article, as it appeared in the April 2008 issue of O Magazine.

…On Growing Green Beans

By: Barbara Stachowski

[…On Growing Green Beans was featured on Detroit Today, a public radio show on WDET.]

Gardens can teach us many wonderful things. How do I know? My grandfather taught me so!

I grew up in a wonderfully extended Polish Catholic family in the Detroit suburb of Warren. My father recently reflected how, as a little boy in the 1940’s, he and his family would travel by streetcar and bus from their Detroit home on Davison and Charest to tend my grandparents’ garden on Ryan Road.Continue reading