October 02, 2013

18 Images of The Sanctuary, A Sustainable Urban Garden in Detroit

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At the intersection of Vernor and Newport, you will find the last of this seasons' sunflowers. They stand out in contrast to the urban surroundings of the neighborhood.
At the intersection of Vernor and Newport, you will find the last of this seasons' sunflowers. They stand out in contrast to the urban surroundings of the neighborhood.
The mound of flowers with Vernor Rd in the background is an interesting juxtaposition of urban and rural life.
The mound of flowers with Vernor Rd in the background is an interesting juxtaposition of urban and rural life.
Sara has a natural talent for landscape design. The paths that twist through and around the garden lead through bushes of mint that add to the pleasing visual stimuli.
Sara has a natural talent for landscape design. The paths that twist through and around the garden lead through bushes of mint that add to the pleasing visual stimuli.
A giant pumpkin near the sidewalk is almost ready for the fall harvest.
A giant pumpkin near the sidewalk is almost ready for the fall harvest.
Sara's trademark coffee cup waits next to some carrots as Sara pulls up food for lunch.
Sara's trademark coffee cup waits next to some carrots as Sara pulls up food for lunch.
From trash to function: the materials Sara used to build up the garden beds were found on empty lots and burned down houses within a 2 block radius.
From trash to function: the materials Sara used to build up the garden beds were found on empty lots and burned down houses within a 2 block radius.
0: Sara Swor,Detroit, Michigan, proudly stands next to a towering tomato plant. She has been working the garden for two years now, and most of her meals come from the garden.
0: Sara Swor,Detroit, Michigan, proudly stands next to a towering tomato plant. She has been working the garden for two years now, and most of her meals come from the garden.
The gate to the Sanctuary.
The gate to the Sanctuary.
Attached to the house is the Bio-Shelter, which includes a large pond full of native fish and turtle species, and of course, more tomatoes.
Attached to the house is the Bio-Shelter, which includes a large pond full of native fish and turtle species, and of course, more tomatoes.
Lunch provided by The Sanctuary and prepared by Sara. Every single ingredient, including the hot sauce, was hand-picked from the garden.
Lunch provided by The Sanctuary and prepared by Sara. Every single ingredient, including the hot sauce, was hand-picked from the garden.