The greening of Detroit is getting a big boost from the blues, jazz and Mahindra. The innovation and mobility company is sponsoring the Mahindra 2017 Urban Agriculture Grants and Summer Music Concert Series.
Jazz vocalist Samantha Farrell performs Thursday, Aug. 24 in Lafayette Greens. Tickets are $10. Click here for reservations online. Tickets also are available on-site. Proceeds benefit The Greening of Detroit.
Lafayette Greens, a working garden, is located at 132 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226, near the intersection of West Lafayette Boulevard and Shelby Street.
The first performance starred Asamu Johnson & The Associates of the Blues. Before the show, Mahindra presented $100,000 in support to local non-profit organizations engaged in urban agriculture.
The Greening of Detroit’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for Detroiters by planting trees, repurposing the land to create beautiful and productive green spaces and helping communities rebuild neighborhoods one lot at a time. Recipient of Mahindra Urban Agriculture grants, they also are the beneficiary of the concert series starting July 27.
Mahindra is the world’s largest tractor company by volume and the third in the US. Their North American technical center opened in Metro Detroit in 2013. Later this year, Mahindra will announce a facility which will be the first new automotive assembly facility in Metro Detroit in 25 years.