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Detroit Dirt: Creating Environmental Security and Sustainability

 

Black History: Special Delivery!!

Pashon Murray’s work in the family owned waste removal business, was a catalyst and inspiration for her current work as co-founder and now CEO of Detroit Dirt. Detroit Dirt was started by Murray and urban farmer Greg Wilerer in 2011. Wilrer is no longer with the business. Murray hails from Grand Rapids, MI but now calls Detroit home. She is a graduate of Texas Southern University, a historically black college. After graduating college, Murray worked briefly and then decided to return to Grand Rapids to explore starting her business combining her interests in agriculture and the environment.  A major focus of Detroit Dirt is making compost (soil). However, the primary goal of Detroit Dirt is to help the city develop greater urban sustainability. Through its composting operation, Detroit Dirt diverts tons of waste from being placed in area landfills.

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SAAFON: Dedicated To Building Sustainable Food System Through African American Organic Farming

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 practice organic farming strategies. The organization is committed to creating a sustainable food system through organic farming. SAAFON is the first and largest organization for African American farmers in the United States. The organization wants to raise the profile of its member farmers and their farms both nationally and internationally. Continue reading “SAAFON: Dedicated To Building Sustainable Food System Through African American Organic Farming”

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