UPCOMING EVENTS

Farm Open Hours

Detroit, Michigan

Friday | July 19, 2019

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Keep Growing Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Monday | July 22, 2019

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Farm Open Hours

Detroit, Michigan

Friday | July 26, 2019

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Farm Open Hours

Service is a great way to get to know and support Detroit’s urban agriculture community. That’s why Keep Growing Detroit facilities hundreds of service projects for thousands of volunteers every year. Volunteers can provide service at the Keep Growing Detroit Farm or at one of the community or market gardens in our network.

Date

Friday | July 19, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

1850 Erskine St
Detroit, Michigan, 48207

Keep Growing Detroit

Service is a great way to get to know and support Detroit’s urban agriculture community. That’s why Keep Growing Detroit facilities hundreds of service projects for thousands of volunteers every year. Volunteers can provide service at the Keep Growing Detroit Farm or at one of the community or market gardens in our network.

Date

Monday | July 22, 2019

Time

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

1850 Erskine St
Detroit, Michigan, 48207

Farm Open Hours

Service is a great way to get to know and support Detroit’s urban agriculture community. That’s why Keep Growing Detroit facilities hundreds of service projects for thousands of volunteers every year. Volunteers can provide service at the Keep Growing Detroit Farm or at one of the community or market gardens in our network.

Date

Friday | July 26, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

1850 Erskine St
Detroit, Michigan, 48207

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Our Work

Communities in Detroit are doing remarkable work to build a vibrant 21st century future after a 20th century in which the city boomed an busted at an extraordinary scale. Detroiters have seen it all — the Arsensal of Democracy, Arson City, Devil’s Night, Angel’s Night, schools that have produced Nobel Laureates and dropouts, and neighborhoods that are, at once, food deserts and the vanguard of urban agriculture. Repair the World has an amazing network of partner organizations and volunteers that come from throughout the city, region and beyond to invest their energy in Detroit.

OUR TEAM

    • Sarah Allyn

      Executive Director, Repair the World Detroit

    • Sarah Allyn

      Executive Director, Repair the World Detroit
      Sarah grew up in Metro Detroit, across the street from the elephants at the Detroit Zoo. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she moved to Chicago to join Teach For America as an early childhood educator. Family and the emerging food scene in the city brought her back home where she spent four years as the Director of Education at Temple Shir Shalom. Sarah is thrilled to be working with the many passionate people and organizations in Detroit. When she's not working, Sarah can be found jogging through her Woodbridge neighborhood or ordering the left side of the menu at the Yemen Cafe.
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    • Sarah Katz

      Program Manager, Repair the World Detroit

    • Sarah Katz

      Program Manager, Repair the World Detroit
      Sarah was raised in a small town in Massachusetts and began attending Jewish summer camps at the age of 5. She credits these experiences with fostering a rich earth-based, Jewish identity. At 13 she moved to the  High Five State (Michigan) where she has resided ever since (barring a brief stint in North Carolina). After graduating from the Michigan State University, Sarah diversified her resume, dabbling in a number of careers including, managing a Jewish wilderness tripping and outdoor education program, trying her hand at early childhood education, and designing and implementing exhibits and curriculum at the Metro Detroit JCC children's museum. Most recently Sarahhas stepped into a roll at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. At BBBS she worked to match youth from Detroit and surrounding communities with life long mentors, while also working to enhance training and connectivity among volunteers. Sarah is thrilled to be combining her passion for experiential education, community building, and Jewish tradition in this new role with Repair the World Detroit.  When she's not working, Sarah can be found wandering the woods of Michigan with her partner and pup, sitting on the board of a tree planing nonprofit and tirelessly searching for the best pizza in Michigan (its a struggle for and east coast girl).
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    • Leila Ballard

      Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Detroit

    • Leila Ballard

      Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Detroit
      Leila grew up in the Downriver area of Metro-Detroit and graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 after studying in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and specializing in Nature and Culture. During her time at MSU Leila had the opportunity to work at Camp Walden as a counselor and help support their new camp garden program in partnership with the Amir Project. She was able to return to the project for three summers, working to expand the program to include multiple farmers, 10 chickens, and 2 pigs! After graduating, she decided to take her French language experience abroad to work and live in a rural French town as an au pair for a year. Once home she participate as a Food Justice Fellow in the 2017-18 cohort. When the Fellowship ended she was presented the opportunity to continue working with Repair as the Workshop Coordinator.[email protected]
  • Zach Hebert

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Zach Hebert

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Zach recently graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in sociology. For the past year, he has worked for the Merrymeeting Food Council in Brunswick ME. As a local non-profit focused on advancing the local Maine food system, the organization works with local farms to collect nutritious food and distribute it to their network of recipient organizations, including food pantries and low-income housing authorities. He is excited to join Repair the World because he believes that access to nutritious and appropriate food is a right for everyone. By addressing food insecurity we are also able to address other systemic issues of health and injustice. He has also visited 41 out of 50 states in the U.S.!
  • Raeruth Oleshansky

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Raeruth Oleshansky

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Raeruth spent time working with an organization named Crossing Water to bring clean water, health information, and resources to the residents of Flint, MI. She’s also extremely passionate about educational justice, especially after spending time in a local elementary school and seeing the injustices firsthand. She wants to continue to work toward a more just system. She has also tried every flavor of M&M’s and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with chocolate.
  • Celena Ritchey

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Celena Ritchey

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Celena spent the summer serving with AmeriCorp VISTA with the Ohio Association of Free Clinics at Otterbein University. As Community Garden Coordinator, she enjoyed spending time working on the garden, serving at an on-campus food pantry, and volunteering at a summer lunch club for children. She believes that until people are able to procure life's basic necessities - food, shelter, and water -  their ability to act on their compassion for environmental issues is limited. She sees being a food justice Fellow as an opportunity to help progress the lives of others and move our society forward. Fun fact: she once scooped ice cream for Tyra Banks!
  • Mara Steinitz

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Mara Steinitz

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Mara recently graduated from Macalester College, where she studied history. While there, she worked as the Program Assistant and Youth Council Coordinator at Urban Roots, a youth development non-profit on the East Side of St Paul. She saw firsthand how engaging youth in food systems helps them grow and makes the community stronger. She is excited to combine her love for Judaism with her desire to improve food systems and feed children. Additionally, she spent two years in college working at a butcher shop!  
  • Abby Waldorf

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Abby Waldorf

    Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Abby recently graduated from Juniata College with a degree in Human Ecology. She’s excited to apply what she learned during her experience working at the Care Earth Trust in Chennai, India, where she assisted with a a land use/cover change project in the Kanchipuram district. As an intern at the Blair County Planning Commission in Holidaysburg, PA, Abby helped conduct a Social Vulnerability Assessment to plan for hazard mitigation. Abby aspires to get a Masters in Community Development and partner with communities working to alleviate injustice.