Hello! Thanks for stopping by detropia.com. This site is the personal and professional online home of Tracy E. Pilcher

About me: In 2010 I moved to Hamtramck, MI from Boston, MA with my wonderful life partner, Steve. After living in Detroit for 5 years from 2012 this past spring 2017, we moved back to our current home in Hamtramck, MI.

The purpose of this blog is to document my attempts and hopefully successes in small permaculture gardening. This is year 0.

We didn’t move in until the end of June 2017 and by that time the garden had gotten away from us. We will spend our first year clearing the brush and invasive trees away from the garden. In order to try and to try and reuse as much of this potential refuse as nutrients I am experimenting with a Hugel Culture mound. It’s worth a try to use this refuse as it will cost a pretty penny to haul away and fill up the dump.