Detroit City Chick

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Industry Non-Profit
Location Detroit, Michigan, United States
Introduction Mom, Sister, Friend, Gardener, Activist...I'm old enough to understand that nothing and no one is perfect and that's what makes life interesting, awesome, challenging and at times, frustrating. When you focus on finding the positive energy in every situation, nothing can steal your joy. I am the mother of two beautiful children who continue to teach me everyday how to live in the moment. We are part of a wonderfully diverse, progressive Catholic community (yes, there is such a thing!) in Detroit and live in a neighborhood where, thankfully, the oft-quoted African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" are not just words. I'm not sure what my blog will be about-- whatever catches my attention long enough to write about!!
Interests Homesteading, organic and biodynamic gardening, urban agriculture, raising African American boys, knitting, canning, school gardens, Detroit, Detroit history, cooking, African American history and culture, single parent adoption, sustainable community, camping in Michigan, Bed and Breakfast Inns, fair trade goods, organic coffee, community supported agriculture CSA's, cow share programs, Detroit festivals, Detroit museums, Slow Food, Michigan Wines
Favorite Music Everything from classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Who and Jimi Hendrix) to Motown, R&B, Hip Hop, and World Music.
Favorite Books Prodigal Summer (and just about anything else by Barbara Kingsolver), This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, The Books of Sirach Psalms and Proverbs, All of Maya Angelou's autobiographies, Mother Earth News