Deborah Stewart Anderson is a native Detroiter and a product of the Detroit Public Schools.
Deborah has served her community since high school and has continued her work in various areas of community organizing, and community education, always advocating for policy change.
Deborah’s work includes interaction and collaboration with diverse populations in various community settings.
Her work with Michigan Environmental Council and Zero Waste Detroit involves engagement and education focused on recycling and solid waste in the city of Detroit. Deborah is a longtime environmentalist and has always had an awareness of how precious it is to have a planet like planet earth.
Deborah developed her knowledge of urban gardening, during the early urban gardening movement in Detroit, working with her community to help establish some of the first community gardens in the city.
Deborah also received training as a Master Gardener in Wayne County during the early 2000’ and received advanced master compost training from the SOCWA (Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority) during the same period of time.
Having an overall interest in “good stewardship” of the earth, Deborah has worked with Impact Detroit focusing on community blight and place making projects, she also serves as a Land and Water Ambassador for the Detroit Future City program since its inception.
Deborah’ work is always done from a lens of equity, equity as it intersects and relates to the environment, health, education and community leadership.
Ms. Stewart Anderson has over fifteen years’ experience in education and training and has presented training workshops for various State and local organizations, community organizations and nonprofits.