Round-up: Waldorf gets community planning grant, Harbortown reopening set for Jan. 20...and more

Indian Village's Waldorf School was awarded a $62,700 grant from from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for use towards a sustainable curriculum that will enhance learning opportunities in the areas of science, ecology, urban gardening, nutrition and food. Facility enhancements will be made in order to institute such curriculum, including renovation of the school's science lab, upgrade of the school's commercial kitchen and expansion of the school's community garden.

Harbortown Market
will reopen for real on Wednesday, Jan. 20, after celebrating with a grand opening event on Jan. 19. As Model D noted last month, the grocer received a a grant from the Detroit Economic Growth Agency towards some renovations after being closed since a June 2009 fire. Harbortown is located at 3472 E. Jefferson.

Also on the grocery store tip, the Detroit Community Grocery Store Coalition, a group working to open a community-based market on the eastside, is holding a meeting tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 12. from 6 to 8 p.m. at Genesis Lutheran Church at the corner of Mack and E. Grand Blvd.

Sources: Waldorf, Harbortown and DCGSC
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh

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