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Dawn Farm 42nd Anniversary Jamboree

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Free About the 2015 jamboree… Dawn Farm's Jamboree is a celebration of 42 years"”our annual birthday party! And you're invited! Originally called our "Founder's Day," this event welcomes the community to join us for auctions, kids'...

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Thanks to our EMU volunteers!

This semester, a group of social work students from EMU took on the daunting project of transforming a basement room at our 2208 employment center. The goal was a create a space for interview clothes, a small food pantry, and basic household supplies. These are the...

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Growing Sober

Dawn Farm was mentioned in an article in Modern Farmer magazine about therapeutic farms for addiction recovery! Rehabilitation programs on farms exist in the United States, too. "Meaningful work is part of the recovery experience," says Jason Schwartz, clinical...

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Sobriety . . . with style

Sobriety . . . with style

Sometimes a single event makes the difference. Kevin has never been to Dawn Farm for treatment—not our Detox, residential or even outpatient. But Kevin's story is profoundly linked to the Farm. On a Tuesday night in 1998, in Dawn Farm's living room, everything changed...

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Partnership with Abundant Michigan

I wanted to pass on this blog post that our friend Jesse (the leader of the permaculture group we've been working with) made recently. Very exciting stuff! It's a great post and includes drawings of the plans for this coming year. ==================== AMPY is proud to...

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Dawn Farm a 2014 Detroit Free Press Top Workplace! (again!)

On Sunday, September 7th, The Detroit Free Press is published "The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces" "“ a list of the best places to work in the State of Michigan. We are proud to let you know that Dawn Farm has been named to the list for the 6th year in a row. The...

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Thanks U of M Law!

A BIG Dawn Farm thank you to the U of M Law School Students for spending their service day with us at the Farm!A little bit of gardening, some painting, sprucing up of the Gift Shop and lots more made for a fun-filled, productive day! Thanks!   Post by Dawn...

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Worm Farming

One of the more exciting developments out here at the farm has been the revamping of our compost system. We had thrown the whole thing together out in the field behind the garden with bins made from t-posts and old bunk bed frames. Within these bins, we piled high all...

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Thinking vertically

There are so many cool things happening in the gardening world. People are experimenting with fun new techniques- all with the aim of better food, greater access to that food, and smarter designs that limit the demand for land and labor. These are designs that free us...

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Upcoming seminar on the local opiate epidemic

Dawn Farm is a sponsor of this RADEO (Regional Anti-Drug Education & Outreach) event. It's not free ($35), but we're familiar with some of the speakers and they are outstanding. If you're concerned about the opiate epidemic in the region, this is an excellent...

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