Speaker Profile

Tepfirah Rushdan

Tepfirah Rushdan has worked with The Greening of Detroit  in varying capacities ranging from developing conservation skills in youth to vacant land remediation and is currently working as coordinator within the Urban Garden Development and Support team.  A native Detroiter and long time community activist, she currently operates Sowin’ Seeds community garden on the cities lower eastside.  Other notable projects include helping to complete the Detroit Residential Parcel Survey in 2009, which helped to map the vacant land in Detroit and make this information available to community members and also serving as facilitator for the Undoing Racism in The Food System Initiative in Detroit.  Her leading achievement by far though, has been in her role as mother raising her three children.