- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A new effort aims to support a Detroit-based theater company’s performances in community gardens.

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently announced a $5,000 crowdfunding campaign along with the theater company “A Host of People.”

The performance called The Harrowing” draws comparisons between gardening and the making of art. It was conceived in response to Detroit’s community gardening and urban farming movement. Performances are planned starting in August and running through September.

The fundraising campaign through Patronicity is part of MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative. If successful by Jan. 1, the group will get a matching grant from the MEDC.

The dramatic piece received a $20,000 award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit.

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