Detroit Dirt is an example of this. It is one of the most celebrated social entrepreneurship ventures in this city. Its founder, Pashon Murray, has become a symbol of Detroit’s social entrepreneurship scene, as her company is at the forefront of Detroit’s revitalization and renaissance. This company, which she co-founded, combines manure from zoos with food scraps from Detroit’s restaurants and eateries to create a compost, which in turn fertilizes soil, thus making for healthier locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The more products she sells, the closer she gets to expanding her business and hiring local employees rather than having to rely on volunteers. Her goal is to create a closed-loop food system, in which Detroit’s waste fuels its food products and no resources are leaked. I’m currently researching her company in order to understand the nature of environmental innovations in Detroit and better understand my own job at Detroit Future City. Detroit Dirt is innovative, resourceful, impactful, and incredibly beneficial for the local economy and agricultural environment. I think it is the paramount example of what it means to be a social entrepreneur.