July 2013 – Page 7 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

July 2013

6. Farmers Market

Attention: I advise everyone to come and support the Eastside Farmers Market on Mac and Alter Road. It is a phenomenal market where you can buy a multitude of Michigan grown and produced goods. Everything from fruits and vegetables to backed goods and all natural lemonade (yum). So come on out an support Michigan growers/producers. …

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On the wonderful day of July 7th, I turned the BIG 1 – 9 !! My father wanted to have a barbeque with my close friends, but we didn’t plan it. However, it happened without planning. Two of my close friends were in Detroit. My friend Chelsea had spent the weekend with me and my …

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Week 6 @ Detroit 300 — So you think you can research: audience demographics version

This summer has undeniably been a time for growth/learning for me on how to conduct community-based research. I learned a lot about working with other organizations and syncing research needs (it can be difficult to balance the mutual benefit of sharing data between organizations with individual needs of the researcher/the organization they represent). I learned …

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Differing Perspectives

Today was a bit of an interesting day, to say the least: I talked to the police and exercised some knowledge from our IGR seminar. First, the police. Nothing major happened and I am 100% okay, in case anyone was worried. No, it was a minor security alarm mishap. After my meeting with one of …

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Fruit of my Labor

I have grown a strong liking for community meetings though they often mean a longer day. Part of what I’ve been doing in this project is establishing a database of contacts and evaluating the best way to draw people to the monthly meetings for their zone. Since we had the greatest number of contacts for …

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Week 6

I’ve only been working with the Detroit Food Academy for five weeks and it’s like I’ve been here for months. To clarify, I really enjoy being apart of this organization and I would not trade to anyone, but spending a significant amount of time anywhere draws you in. Jen and Amy (my supervisors) are just …

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