Week 9 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Week 9

I would say I had pretty realistic expectations of my placement. I have learned much more than I thought I would! I did learn how to sustainably maintain a farm and how to recognize what plants need based on appearance. I also learned how to run a co-op from my experience at Eastern Market. I have managed to make lasting connections with the people I have worked with also! I had so much fun getting to know all of my co-workers. I was not involved with the youth program as much as I anticipated which was a bummer, but I do plan to volunteer with my placement whenever I can. I realized very quickly that living in Midtown was not exactly the same experience many of my co-workers have in that the neighborhoods and being a home-owner/renter is much different than apartment/dorm living on Wayne’s campus.

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