Cross Pollination Corridor
The Cross Pollination Corridor is a place for people to understand the importance of pollinators (of all kinds) in our daily lives. Just as a sunflower attracts and nourishes bees, the Cross Pollination Corridor will attract and inform inquisitive individuals.

The Cross Pollination Corridor will enlighten the populace concerning our vanishing pollinators, specifically Bees, Bats, and Butterflies.

The Cross Pollination Corridor also provides a Safe Space where our children and families can play. CPC is zoned a Violence Free, Drug and Alcohol Free Space in the City of Detroit. Kids can race, double dutch, play beach volleyball/ice skating rink, and play on the miniature golf course. There will also be programming such as bee keeping training, candle making, art cultivation, and much more.
Ms. Bee-Well
Hi, my name is Ms. Bee-Well, I reside at the Cross Pollination Corridor. It’s a beautiful day in the corridor. Well it’s always a beautiful day at the corridor. I love spending a day with the guest of the Cross Pollination Corridor. The Cross Pollination Corridor is a unique multi-facet educational hub, which features just how vital the Pollinators are are to the world’s ecosystem. Three out of four bites of food on a dinner plate would not be possible without bees, butterflies, birds, flies, ants, bat, and moths that pollinate our food.

The Cross Pollination Corridor will include a state of the art Bee Center, a Butterfly Art Building, with a Butterfly Greenhouse, and a fascinating Bat House showcasing a large array of pollinators.

The Cross Pollination Corridor has five phases of development. The First phase, the Urban Country Tea/House was completed in 2015.
The Second phase of development is the Bee House. The 2nd phase and 5th phase which is the Meditating Art Garden, are both is currently under construction due to a generous grant from Art Place American.
The facilities also will include a large mediating art garden within the corridor is a serene place to mediate and enjoy the peace that comes along with nature beautiful landscape.

The Cross Pollination Corridor is located at 14944 Bramell, Detroit MI, 48223. Rosalyn Flint can also be reached at (313) 704-1122.

Bee Educational Center

(Phase II)

The Bee Educational Center (Bee House) is a state of the art venue that will display active honey bees and various hives through a 20 foot wide visual atrium. Beekeepers will also be seen maintaining the hives and collecting honey. A cross section of bees and other pollinators will also be displayed throughout the center. The media room will present documentaries and lectures that will vividly educate the importance of pollinators to the very existence of mankind. The Bee House will also demonstrate what can be done to preserve the survival of our pollinators. Our guests will also be able to experience honey extraction and candle making. And guests, don’t forget to treat yourself to homemade honey pasties and products made by our pollinators.


The Butterfly /Art Studio

Educational Center

(Phase III)
The existence of the Monarch Butterfly is in danger. Butterflies, with their magnificent color and grace, are one of the worlds most popular pollinators. There are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in the world and 725 species in North American. In our Butterfly house, our guests will be able to walk into a beautiful butterfly sanctuary greenhouse with live butterflies and the various flowers they feed upon. The Venue Theme will focus on the Butterfly (macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera). The Butterfly/Art Studio will offer space for visual art training and work space. The Butterfly Art Center will also allow our guest to draw their best illustration of a butterfly on a 15ft length maker board.

The Bat House

(Phase IV)
No, this is not where one can find Batman’s Bat Cave, but it is where you can find out why bats are beneficial to our ecosystem. Currently there are 77 bats on the endangered species list. Bats are critical to the balance of the ecosystem. Bats feed on insects, such as mosquitoes and nectar from fruit trees and flowers.
Furthermore, the Cross Pollination Corridor’s Bat House will work in partnership with the famous television personality and bat keeper, Rob Mies, and the Organization of Bat Conservation, located in Cranbrook Institute, to provide a one of a kind bat experience . The Bat House will display some of the most popular bats. The Bat House will also feature a haystack maze outside.


The Pollinator’s Meditating

Art Garden

(Concurrent with Phase II)

The creation and design of the Meditating Art Garden is currently being designed by the Detroit Collaboration and Design Center. These talented students from the University of Detroit Architecture team are designing a garden that will complement each of the educational centers in the corridor. The garden will provide a tranquil place to come observe the rhythm of nature. Guests can observe the various pollinators as they dance to the movement of the flowers blowing in the wind. While walking through this peaceful garden, visual art work from local artist will also be displayed.

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