We love Detroit, but we’re not the only ones; these stories from travel writers are five reasons Detroit is worth celebrating. And, as a bonus, we’ve added a Storify of memories from Detroit’s 313th birthday.
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But while anticipation builds around these longer-term projects, two Detroit park renovations deserve to share some of the spotlight.
Looking for local produce? Scores of farmers markets around the area are waiting for shoppers like you. Not only will you enjoy the benefits of buying locally grown food, but your purchase will also support local families since the farmers get full retail price on what you buy. Here are five you should check out this weekend:
He’s a four-time U.S. national champion and Olympic bronze medalist; a talented figure skater with a big heart for Detroit. Shortly after winning the bronze for Team USA at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and while on tour for Stars on Ice, we met up with Jeremy Abbott to get his take on his big win, training and hanging out in Detroit.
Green space is a valuable commodity in any bustling city. To preserve it, New York City cordoned off its Central Park, Chicago has its Millennium Park, and countless others have carved out similar serene pieces of nature in an otherwise concrete world.
Detroit, with plenty of available land, has no shortage of green space, and the city is getting creative with ways to put it to good use. Besides typical parks and nature preserves, a growing amount of green space is being dedicated to, well, growing. Little pockets of land throughout the city are being converted into urban gardens designed to allow the community to reap what it sows. And with more and more demand for locally grown produce, there's more enthusiasm and need for it than ever before.