Verdant Stewardship provides primary marketing and coordination services for the Urbanwood Project through Recycle Ann Arbor. The Urbanwood Project is a southeastern Michigan network that reclaims usable logs from urban tree removals, uses local small businesses for quality wood processing, and markets lumber and other products at shared marketplaces through nonprofit community organizations.
Seasonal High Tunnels
Verdant Stewardship is currently organizing the Detroit-Wayne County Seasonal High Tunnel Educational Initiative through the Southeast Michigan RC&D Council. This program provides technical assistance to assist urban farming operations with using seasonal high tunnels (commonly known as hoophouses). Funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, this project aims to expand access to fresh food in the Detroit area.
Potawatomi RC&D Council
In 2013, Verdant Stewardship provided grant research and writing, communications, and partnership development services for the Potawatomi Resource Conservation and Development Council. The Council received assistance in developing partnerships and project proposals on issues such as fish migration barriers, inland lake restoration, volunteer water quality monitoring, and value-added product development.
Tree Care Industry Standards
In 2013, Verdant Stewardship assisted with drafting industry standards on urban wood recovery and utilization in partnership with Work in Motion and the Delta Institute. The draft standards are proposed to be accepted into the Tree Care Industries Association ANSI A300 program that defines generally accepted industry practices for the tree care sector.