Imani of Keep Growing Detroit

Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit and Carhartt
Keep Growing Detroit

 

There is a certain feeling of empowerment and resolve that come with sticking your own two hands in the soil and growing your own food. Dusting the dirt off your clothes after a hard day of work never felt so good. To watch your labor generate new life is almost as satisfying as taking a big bite out of a your fresh produce.

Spend some time with the folks at Keep Growing Detroit and you’ll know what I’m talking about. This non-profit organization makes it possible to grow fruits and veggies in the city limits for the people of Detroit. Their focus is to help residents create a healthy relationship with food, spread knowledge about growing and farming, and cultivate a sense of community.

After a few minutes of following Imani around as she worked in the gardens, I sensed her connection with the land. With experience and dexterity, she performed each familiar task as if she were having her daily conversation with the ground. The interdependent relationship between Mother Nature and those who harvest its potential is one that should be respected and never taken for granted.

Included above are some tips to starting your own garden. Take a look at some of Imani’s Carhartt gear that helps her get the job done: Carhartt Women’s Force Equator Jacket, Carhartt Force Performance Quarter-Zip Shirt, Original-Fit Canvas Crawford Dungaree, Wellington Boot, and Soft Hands Gloves

Carmella of City Farm in Chicago

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

City Farm Chicago and Carhartt

Fresh fruits and veggies, right in the middle of the city! City Farm in Chicago takes land that isn’t being used and turns into a productive space. It’s all about sustainability, healthy living, and giving back to the community. This is Carmella, lover of the outdoors. She’s worked at City Farm for the past 3 seasons. Sun kissed skin is proof that working in the midst of nature is good for the body and soul. Carmella always finds a way to work outside, even in the dead of Chicago winters. That’s determination. When it comes down to it, we’d all rather be working in dirt that stuck in a cubicle. Who better to help you get the job done than Carhartt? Carmella is sporting Carhartt Force. A new line that is stain resistant, repels odor, and sweat wicking. It’s perfect for those summer days with your knees firmly planted in the mud while you harvest a beautiful batch of tomatoes.