What & Why

DCDC Concept Art - DWSD Building Continued

RecoveryPark exists to create jobs for people with barriers to employment. RecoveryPark is far more than urban agriculture and job opportunities. It will become the anchor for a larger development that will not only include urban farms, but education and support centers, commercial and housing development and other “to be determined” projects that will enhance [...]

Project looking to make jobs for people who have trouble finding them

2013 – the year of RecoveryPark

Since October 6th, 2008 RecoveryPark has been growing and changing to become a collaborative organization of many parts and pieces.  We have slowly built our partnerships so when the time was ripe, we could capitalize on them to create a totally radical model of job creation for people with barriers to employment.  That model is [...]

RecoveryPark: A plan to help the real Detroit

SouthEnd: RecoveryPark fights prison system…

Torontonians interested in Detroit Future City – Toronto Star

A picture is worth a thousand words – in this case ten thousand!

Several months ago, a bright young student from the University of Michigan requested time to shoot a video for his student project.  One never knows how the acceptance of these requests will turn out – BUT – this link will direct you to YouTube where you can be the judge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdElxb5aI8k Max Berry eloquently tells his [...]

Community engagement and participation are important

I have taken great liberty in posting this as my first blog for 2013.  This was a guest commentary by John Mogk in the January 6th, 2013 issue of the Detroit Free Press.  It highlights several development challenges in Detroit WHILE emphasizing support for community engagement and community participation in the development process. RecoveryPark started as [...]

Al Jazeera Earthrise profiles visionaries in urban farming

Detroit – Urban Agriculture Ordinance

The City Planning Commission has set dates for the community meetings about the Urban Agriculture Ordinance. The schedule of meetings is as follows: Wednesday, September 19, 6 pm St. Maron’s Hall 11466 Kercheval, Detroit, MI 48214 Monday, September 24, 6 pm Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church 2080 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226 Tuesday, September 25, 6 pm [...]

RecoveryPark – Values

Values define what an organization aspires to. They are the filter through which decisions are made. They set the standard for all to see. They are a measurement tool to assess success and determine shortcomings for improvement. Team RecoveryPark have been working hard to craft our values. This is our first “unveiling” to a broader [...]

Gary’s Blog


Gary’s personal blog about RecoveryPark. Here you will find the new and discussion of events at RecoveryPark as well as Gary’s personal thoughts on the obstacles to overcome and plans for tomorrow.

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