Sustainability is a foundational concept implying longevity, vitality, and the expectation of a generative future. Ecosystems require multifaceted, mutually dependent elements, working together to create and sustain a particular environment. At Macon Creek, we have come to believe these concepts apply to the world of art and the creative process as much as they apply to the land we steward. Art cannot exist in a vacuum. Artists are reliant on an exquisite web of interdependent elements woven together in the creative process – an artistic ecosystem combining people, place, inspiration and support. And in order to build and grow that kind of ecosystem of creativity, we are laser focused on stewarding our resources of all kinds to create sustainable models and relationships.
Water Treatment Plant
We manage our own drinking and waste water treatment plant. Updates to the current infrastructure are in progress and require funding through grants and donations.
This pond has been around since the days of Henry Ford. In fact, we have photos of Mr. Ford and workers skating on its frozen surface in late 1930. Today it is home to geese, turtles, some fish and collects runoff from the higher northlands.
This creek is a tributary of the beautiful nearby River Raisin. It meanders through the woods of our entire eastern edge flowing down and through the old Macon Mill waterwheel.
100+ Farmed Acres
More than half of our 215 acres are currently being farmed and our plans are to keep it that way. We enjoy the contribution to our community, connection with our local farmers. Our respect deepens for the hard work and long hours spent tending to the land and crops. Lease a field.
Our woods hold a large variety of trees including ancient walnut, maple, oak, crabapple and black locust. They provide shade in the summer heat, a good climb for those inclined, and refuge for the abundant wildlife at Macon Creek.
Community of Artists
Yes, at Macon Creek we see our artist community as part of our ecosystem. Art cannot exist in a vacuum. Artists are reliant on an exquisite web of interdependent elements woven together in the creative process- an artistic eco-system combining people, place, inspiration and support.