Annual May Outing: May 12, 2014


The Village Green: Earthworks to Craft Work


4:00pm-5:00pm: Tour of Earthworks Urban Farm at 1264 Meldrum

5:15pm-6:15pm: Reception and Refreshments at Parker Street Market at 1814 Parker Street

6:30pm: Dinner at Craft Work at 8047 Agnes

Cost for May Outing: Members $28, Non-Members $30.

To make reservations: drop check, made out to “Indian Village Branch, WNF&GA,” through the mail slot at 1032 Seminole. Menu selection may be made day of event. There is map link below. For more information email:

EarthWorks Urban Garden: Tour 4:00pm-5:00pm

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm seeks to build a just food system through education, inspiration, and community development. It is a working study in social justice and in knowing the origin of the food we eat.

The Capuchin Province of St. Joseph has a religious mission to live and work among the poor. Their Soup Kitchen, and other programs, have been helping the poor in Detroit since 1883. In 1997, Brother Rick Samyn, Capuchin friar, felt a calling to start a garden at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. That small plot of land grew into today’s urban farm project, harvesting 6,000 pounds of produce for Detroit’s hungry. Projects and partners include the Wayne County Department of Health, Project FRESH (with WIC, Women, Infants and Children), Gleaners Community Food Bank, Growing Healthy Kids, Youth Farm Stand and the Garden Resource Program Collaborative.

Parker Street Market: Reception and Refreshments 5:15pm-6:15pm

Parker Street Market is the newest addition to the enterprises sprouting in West Village. This “organic bodega” offers an array of produce, a counter of prepared foods, fresh coffee and a selection of locally-produced foodstuffs. Parker Street Market is the brainchild of David Kirby, co-owner of Drought, the local juice company.

The reception will include a sampling of organic gluten-free cookies and wine.

Craft Work: Dinner 6:30pm

New in West Village, a friendly neighborhood bar with an irresistible menu, and an atmosphere comfortable for everyone.

Dinner choices may be made the day of the event.


Starter (choice of one)

House Salad or Soup of the Day

Entrees (choice of one)

Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, braised bacon greens & honey
Grilled Trout with lemon, thyme & sweet corn (gluten free)
Beets & Cauliflower with lentils, tahini, sunflower seeds & golden raisins (vegan, gluten free)

Desserts (choice of one)

Bread Pudding
Ice Cream Sundae

Coffee, tea, or a soft drink are included in the price. The Woman’s Garden Club will pay for the first round of wine. It should be a great evening!

Map to Earthworks