Garden and Farm Infrastructure

THE IRRIGATION STATION

Keep Growing Detroit’s Irrigation Station is a simple freestanding structure designed to capture rainwater for use in urban gardens and farms with limited access to water. Check out the manual and download a free copy here.

If you’re a community, school, or market garden that’s enrolled in the GRP and need help designing and building an irrigation station or another water collection and irrigation system check out our 2019 Water Wise program application.

BEAUTIFUL BORDERS PROJECT

Perennial flower beds enhance the beauty of vegetable gardens  and create lasting neighborhood curb appeal. They also provide important environmental benefits to our urban landscape by increasing the drainage capacity of soil and attracting pollinators. Keep Growing Detroit is seeking applications from established community, school, or market gardens in the Garden Resource Program that are interested in installing a Beautiful Border in their garden. Successful applications will receive support installing a customized perennial flower border this fall that is based on our Beautiful Border designs. Take a look at our 4 Beautiful Border designs here

Download the 2019 Beautiful Borders Project application here.

HOOPHOUSE TRAINING & CONSTRUCTION

Seasonal high tunnels, also called hoop houses and solar passive greenhouses, are simple structures that help extend Michigan’s short growing season from 6 to 10 or more months. Over the years, Keep Growing Detroit’s staff has helped to build 70 of these structures across Detroit. We also offer training builds, tours, and workshops to help the growers we serve use and maintain them.

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