Affordable Housing Developer Launches Sustainability, Community Building Education Series

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorAnn Arbor, Mich.–Avalon Housing Inc., a developer and manager of affordable housing, will launch a series of events, under a program entitled “Celebrating the Sustainable Community,” to raise funds to help eliminate homelessness in Ann Arbor.The series, to be held November 6-10, is designed to educate attendees on sustainability and community building. The event will feature two visionaries and activists: Fritz Haeg, a Los Angeles architect and landscaper, and Judy Wicks, a well-known Philadelphia restaurateur. At an Edible Landscaping class, Haeg will discuss transforming front yards into gardens. Wicks, who recently received the International Association of Culinary Professionals Humanitarian Award, will cook up some recipes with locally grown and produced foods.Individual events will be available for underwriting. While some events will be free and open to the public, others will require a contribution to attend.