Hello! Thanks for stopping by detropia.com. This site is the personal and professional online home of Tracy E. Pilcher

About me: In 2010 I moved to Hamtramck, MI from Boston, MA with my wonderful life partner, Steve. After living in Detroit for 5 years from 2012 this past spring 2017, we moved back to our current home in Hamtramck, MI.

The purpose of this blog is to document my attempts and hopefully successes in small permaculture gardening. This is year 0. We didn’t move in until the end of June 2017. We will spend our first year clearing the brush and tree away from the garden. But First I have to try to recoup as much nutrients as possible by turning the logs and existing rotted leaves and branches into a Hugel Mound. Otherwise, we would have to pay someone to haul that stuff away and put it into an incinerator or a landfill.




I am looking for a full or part time job in my city of Hamtramck, MI within walking distance of my home*. I live near the south end of Jos. Campau. I have excellent customer service skills as well as business office and PC/Macintosh/Linux technical experience.  I have some restaurant and retail experience.

Work History:

I have a H.S. Degree and some college. I began my working career while attending High School in Chelsea, MA. I was responsible for opening and closing a small snack bar in a state run Veterans home where I made hot grilled foods as well as served ice cream, shakes and coffee.  I did that job throughout all 4 years of High School. I learned how to be a good worker,  be responsible and how to be pleasant to customers at all times.

My first job when I graduated (Vocational) High School and passed the MA Cosmetology State Exam was as a Hairdresser. I did this for 2 years before attending secretarial school. I then worked a series of clerical and secretarial jobs of increasing responsibility. In my first job worked for an Engineering firm in Cambridge, MA where I was tasked with key punching computer programs in Fortran. This is where I got my first exposure to computer programming. It started my journey to later being a Computer Operator then a Systems Analyst and finally a Web Developer for many years until 2015.

Since 2015 I have been downsizing my life in order to prepare for my final working  years (now) where I hope to work locally in some capacity with other positive, hard working people in an office or retail setting.

I can also help with eBay. I recently created my eBay store where I purchase, photograph and list items for my approx 200 item store. This is only part time and I work on it as time permits.



Grab a copy of my resume here: tpilcher-resume

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*I have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. We are a 1 car family and would like to keep it that way.


Fall 2017

We closed on our purchase of this house in May of this year. We had 45 days before we had to be out of our old house to get the plumbing and the electrical redone along with the kitchen and bathroom in the new house. Not to mention the drywall, painting and flooring that we …


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