WHAT? Fireweed Universe-City is a grassroots, not-for-profit movement to transform a devastated, burned-out Detroit city neighborhood into a sustainable, eco-friendly, intentional community that will be the grounds for urban farming, residential and creative space for artists, healers, musicians, and like-minded, forward-thinking, progressive individuals, families, small businesses, and the surrounding community already in place through healthy food and sustainable transportation and housing.
WHO? Fireweed Universe-City stems out of Innate Healing Arts Center and is inspired by and for local artists, musicians, and healers, however, we are open and accepting of all people, regardless of race, gender, religion, etc. Collectively, we agree that we must have respect for each other, and, respect for our planet.
WHERE? We are working on the area just South of 7 Mile and Woodward, across from Palmer Park, in Detroit, Michigan. This area is commonly known as Chaldean town, or Grixdale Farms. We aim to involve as many neighbors and friends of neighbors as possible.
WHY? We can no longer turn our backs on our own neighborhoods. All across Detroit, it’s the same story; abandoned house after abandoned house. We have been named “The Murder Capital of America” one too many times, and we realize that it is time to step up and do something about it, time to unite ourselves and focus on the solution, so that Detroit may rise again into the beautiful city we co-create it to be.
HOW? Fireweed Universe-City works one day at a time, coming together one by one to lift the 7&Woodward community out of poverty, into sustained abundance. We need your help! We can always use help in the garden, and can always use someone handy with tools (especially bike tools). If you have an idea and think we can help make it a reality, connect with us via email or at a neighborhood event. We work from the heart, because we love what we are doing and we are passionate doing it. We recognize the diversity among us, and we each use our own unique talents, strengths and connections to create something much larger than any of us could individually.
WHEN? There’s no time like the present! If you are interested in becoming involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned for spring time garden and bike shop events.