Mural: Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow!

We enjoy painting murals with simple messages—highly inspired by the work of Stephen Powers in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. They are simple paintings that aim to uplift and casually inspire. The most recent one we completed was at the Georgia Street Community Collective, located on the east side of Detroit at Georgia Street and Vinton.

Mark Covington, the garden and community collective’s chairman, has been a longtime friend of DL! and so it’s been fun working with him to create a mural that spiced up the area behind the collective’s community center, greenhouse, goat pen and children’s playground.

Funding and concept for this mural came from DL!, with design skills coming from Nick Jaroch. Nick also led all the painting and has been involved with almost all of our murals to date. Philip and his brother Alex lent a hand with the painting.



  • Design: Nick Jaroch
  • Painting: Nick Jaroch, Philip Lauri, Alex Lauri
  • Paint provided by Detroit Lives!
  • Wall provided by Georgia Street Community Collective