Welcome to Detroit Dirt, a compost company working to turn forgotten parcels of land in Detroit into urban farms that not only feed, but revitalize our community.
We know the road to this vision will be long and of course- dirty, but this is Detroit and our entrepreneurial spirit is what defines this city. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and dig down deep to make this city grow again.
So, our mission is straightforward...
To become an engine for the urban farming movement by regenerating waste into the resources that will reshape Detroit.
On the surface, Detroit Dirt's work is making compost. But on a higher level, we see something much bigger and far more rewarding: creating a complete circle of life in Detroit.
By advocating the community garden concept, we see that we can lower transportation costs. Reduce the environmental footprint. Create business. Develop neighborhoods. Instill a long-lost pride. And most importantly, help all of Detroit learn a little more about self-sustainment.
Well it's simple.
We can take something that would have wasted and make something good from it and no one else does it.
Compost is great for gardeners because it improves the soil, which in turn supports healthier and more productive plants. Compost provides virtually all of the essential nutrients for healthy plant growth. For gardeners, compost is king. And at Detroit Dirt, compost is what we do.
We sincerely hope our model will inspire others to produce their own compost.
Pile on, people.
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