Gardener Support

HOW CAN KEEP GROWING DETROIT HELP?

It can be hard to start a garden, especially if you’re new to growing. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! The first step is to join the Garden Resource Program. Once you’ve submitted your application for the year, our staff can assist with everything from site selection and soil testing to organizing your neighbors and coming up with a simple garden layout. We’ve also got loads of helpful information here on the website.

SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL SITE VISIT WITH KGD

During the COVID-19 crisis, while our staff may not be able to come to you in person, we’ve still got a lot of tips and guidance we can provide you virtually as you develop and get your garden going this spring! If you would like to scheudle a virtual site visit with one of KGD’s staff, we’re here to help. Simply CONTACT US or fill out a RESOURCE REQUEST FORM.

TIPS FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
As we’ve heard from so many of you, right now gardening feels like one of the most valuable things we can do. Helping Detroiters feel more food secure in these uncertain times, giving us something tangible to do to help out neighbors and extended community, serving as an outdoor classroom for children, and providing an outlet to reduce stress and anxiety. Our focus at KGD this spring is working as hard as we can to support as many residents as possible to take advantage of these great benefits, but one of the frequent questions we’ve gotten is how to do this safely in a community garden or farm setting.

Here are a few best practices for growing together during the COVID-19 crisis from community garden organizations around the country:

NYC GREEN THUMB GARDENS. You might also find their WORKING TOGETHER REMOTELY guide helpful if you need support selecting a web-based platform to help gardeners communicate with one another.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE EXTENSION.  You might also find their tutorial for building an inexpensive HANDWASHING STATION helpful.

Vermont Community Garden Network’s COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR SAFE COMMUNITY GARDENING can easily be printed and posted at community garden sites.

GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM INFORMATION CLICK HERE

ADDITIONAL GARDEN RESOURCES CLICK HERE

GARDENING TIPS AND DESIGN SUPPORT CLICK HERE

 

 

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