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Awesome Grants Promoting Bike Program, Restoration Agriculture

Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti
Abundant Michigan Permaculture Ypsilanti

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation is helping fund free bike valet service at some Ann Arbor events and efforts to plant edible landscapes and perennials .

Jesse Tack of Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti thinks the grant will make a huge difference to his group. It will use the money to purchase the necessary tools to transform mono-crop land at Dawn Farm and elsewhere in the community.  The tools include scythes, back-pack compost tea sprayers, pruners, and berry rakes.

Bike Ann Arbor will buy equipment needed to offer free bike valet service at the Sonic Lunch Series and during the Ann Arbor Summer Festival's Tuesday Bike Nights.

Ann Arbor Awesome offers a one-thousand dollar grant each month to provide seed funding for innovative projects created by people in the area.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.



Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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