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.