Detroit Food 2019: Infrastructure & Innovation Annual Summit @ Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center - College for Creative Studies
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day


Detroit Food 2019 will be the 9th annual Detroit Food Summit held by DFPC. DFPC hosts this annual conference to increase awareness about our food system, and develop strategies for building a healthier food system in Detroit. Detroit Food brings together community members, food industry workers, advocates, researchers and policy makers.

Become a Sponsor

Businesses looking for creative and engaging ways to make a difference in the lives of Detroit community members are invited to partners with DFPC (Detroit Food Policy Council) to create a powerful community impact. Sponsors are invited to participle in Detroit Food 2019 to help to provide community education and raise awareness about the local food system.

For more information about our sponsorship opportunities see our Sponsorship Package and Community Giving Package, or contact Kibibi Blount-Dorn at

Propose a Workshop

We are currently accepting workshop proposals for Detroit Food 2019. To propose a workshop fill out the Request for Proposals. The deadline for Workshop Proposals is extended to Friday, January 18.


Register Now
We offer a range of registration rates of $30 – $160 so that the conference can be accessible to as many people as possible. This year, in an effort to maintain accessibility for community members to attend the Detroit Food Summit, we are maintaining last year’s registration rates. Please support Detroit Food 2019 by giving as generously as possible with your registration contribution. The true expense of Detroit Food 2019 is $150 per person. We will consider the registration amount you pay in excess of $150 as a tax-deductible gift to Detroit Food Policy Council. Detroit Food 2019 does not offer group rates. Please pay the registration contribution that you can afford for each of your participants. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Friends of the Detroit Food Policy Council receive a discounted registration to Detroit Food 2019. New members who join by Friday, February 22 will receive a discount code that can be used for the Standard Registration.

Early Bird (until February 17) $115
Advocate $160
Standard $130
Friends of DFPC $105*
Senior/Student $60
Youth $30


Volunteers who complete a total of four (4) volunteer hours will have the registration fee for Detroit Food 2018 waived.  Once 4 hours have been signed up for please allow 48 hours to receive the code to waive your registration fee. Volunteer shifts will be posted on the registration site January 25.

Doing Our Own Work: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

March 8 & 9, and April 5 & 6, and May 10 & 11, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

“At this time in our nation, we are witnessing an alarming resurgence of white supremacy and state sanctioned violence. It is imperative that those of us who are white do the deep work required to claim and embody an anti-racist identity, understand the privilege we carry, and interrupt racism where we live, work, study, and volunteer.

Doing Our Own Work helps white people move through places where we often get stuck, so that we can step up with courage, humility, and compassion to participate in movements led by people of color and help move other white people to greater anti-racist awareness and action.

Enrollment is limited to 20 people to facilitate in-depth reflection, dialogue, and community.”

Learn more:

Empty Bowls Detroit Eastern Market 2019 @ Eastern Market Shed 5
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The event will be held at Shed 5 in Eastern Market where attendees will enjoy strolling about and sampling homemade soups, bread, cheese,beer, wine and dessert donated by local businesses all while listening to music played by Detroit musicians. In addition, everyone will receive a hand-painted bowl of their choosing as a reminder that Someone’s Bowl is Always Empty. This is a 21 and over event.

Join us in Ending Hunger One Bowl At A Time while raising money and awareness for the food program at Cass Community Social Services

The participating businesses and sponsors for the 2019 event will be announced in January 2019

Please email us at for additional information

Sponsorship Opportunities Available please click link below for additional information

Yoganic Flow Community Yoga at Palmer Park @ People for Palmer Park
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

brought to you by the People For Palmer Park


Time: 9-10am


910 Merrill Plaissance
Detroit, MI 48203

Classes are inside of the Community House, which is the building painted with the bright colored circles at the end of the Splash Park parking lot on Merrill Plaisance (near the intersection of Pontchartrain), south of Seven Mile and west of Woodward Ave.

Format: Hatha Yoga. This is a traditional yoga class for all levels.

Membership & Cost:

$5 for People for Palmer Park members, $8 for non-members.

Annual memberships are $20 for yoga students.


Youth ages 6 and up are welcomed to join the class as long as they can remain quiet the entire hour. If the kid(s) become noisy we kindly ask that you step out of class with your child to be considerate of the other practitioners.

What to bring:

Yoga Mat if you have one. Mats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Water and towel if preferred.

For more details please visit:
or email us at:

Bring Your Block Club @ The Detroit Historical Museum @ Detroit Historical Museum
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Detroit Historical Society invites Detroit block clubs and neighborhood associations to host their meeting at the Detroit Historical Museum! Reservations include free parking and meeting space, admission to see our new exhibits, info session to learn about our latest project documenting Detroit’s neighborhoods, and a special film screening of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route. The film will be followed by a talk back with the Director Pam Sporn and retired postman Wendell Watkins.

To RSVP and more information, contact Katherine Brown at 313-833-1807 or at


Commercial and Residential Community Land Trust Info Session @ Samaritan Center - Kilpatrick Room
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
KGD Fruitful Harvest: Perennial Fruit Cultivation and Care @ Earthworks Urban Farm
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Apples, cherries, peaches, pears, blackberries, gooseberries…. there are so many varieties of fruit we can grow in Detroit. Join local fruit extension agent Bob Tritten to get the lowdown on cultivating these crops. Special focus will be given to common problems including fruit set on tree fruits and pest management strategies.

Pingree Park Association Monthly Meetings @ St. Augustine and St. Monica Catholic Church
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attend the Monthly Pingree Park Association meetings at St. Augustine and St. Monica Catholic Church to stay informed and connect with neighbors!

1 Year Anniversary Celebration at The Commons @ The Commons
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab a friend and come celebrate the 1-Year Anniversary of The Commons with a live cash mob event, in partnership with Mainstreet Mob!

Two lucky customers will win a $20 giftcard, save your receipts to enter. RSVP on our facebook event page or at

What’s a Cash Mob you ask?

Cash Mobs are when groups of people join together to make purchases at local businesses to support both the local businesses and the communities they call home.

At Mainstreet Mobs members earn prizes and other perks for participating. Simply join at, shop local at participating Mainstreet Mob events, login to your free member account and upload your receipts to start earning points!

Don’t forget to save your receipts!

Keep Growing Detroit Fruit & Nut Sale orders due
Mar 11 all-day

Thinking of adding some perennial edibles to your garden this season? Check out what KGD has to offer this season including a variety of fruit trees, berries and asparagus. New additions this season include hazelnuts and winecap mushrooms. Order form is included here: KGD’s 2019 PERENNIAL FRUIT SALE_FINAL.