Oct 9, 2017
In this episode of YB2C Live! is keeping with the fall harvest
theme of the month that focuses on entrepreneurs who plant, grow,
and harvest food, flowers, and other natural items. Pam and Keith
sit down with Jerry Hebron of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm.
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm is a non-profit, community-based
organization that is focused on cultivating healthy foods and
culture, as well as sustainability and engagement in the
- Originally in the real estate business, Jerry moved on to other
endeavours after the economic crash in 2008. Soon enough, the
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm was in the works.
- Oakland Avenue Urban Farm sprouted from Jerry and her mother’s
concern for the community, which was riddled with drug and crime
- Oakland Avenue, says Jerry, was depressing, and was the perfect
location for an urban farming project.
- Jerry explains that with the help of organizations like the
Greening of Detroit and Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative among
others, and along with a lot of help from friends in the community,
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm was able to become a reality.
- Jerry talks bringing healthy products to a community with
access to little beyond gas stations and liquor stores.
- There is a need for community development in the north end,
says Jerry, as she gives a little historical background on the
- Oakland Avenue Urban Farm is a group of cultivators, they
cultivate food, they cultivate people and they cultivate
- Jerry explains their newest project called “The North End
Storytellers” that will work toward creating a conversation of
future development and cultural cultivation in the north end.
For more information on
Jerry Hebron and Oakland Avenue Urban Farm:
Visit their website! www.oaklandurbanfarm.org
Email Jerry Hebron!
Give them a call! (313) 649-7756
9227 Goodwin St Detroit 48211
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