Rescue MI Nature Now, Inc. was formed in March 2019 to help improve the many empty lots in the Nolan area and stop the spread of urban decay. We want to turn these unused areas into green spaces where native plants and pollinators, like goldenrod and honeybees, can grow. We started by making a 1-acre community garden to teach young people about sustainable and green initiatives. Now we want to make more green spaces and involve more youth in the planning and upkeep of these spaces. We hope to change the look of the neighborhood by making a 2-acre forest that is open to everyone. This idea comes from “Shinrin-Yoku,” a Japanese practice where people use all their senses to experience nature.


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Brodrick Wilks is a Recent University of Michigan graduate with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration; coordinated with Brilliant Detroit to host 30 Axiom student volunteers in August 2019 where they helped transform vacant lots by beautifying and cleaning up a green space and removing overgrown tree brush and weeds from community garden.