NAVIGATING LAND ACCESS FOR GARDENS & FARMERS
Keep Growing Detroit believes that all residents deserve a simple, fair, and transparent process to purchase land. Growers that don’t own the property that they’re cultivating face an increased risk of losing the time, energy and resources that they’ve invested. KGD can support growers through the process of acquiring land by:
- Figuring out who owns the property
- Understanding City programs and the process to purchase
- Supporting growers with filling out a property applications
- Developing plot plans
- Changing the land use to urban agriculture
- Understanding City ordinances that relate to urban agriculture
If you would like support with any of the above please fill out THIS FORM.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
- CITY OF DETROIT URBAN AGRICULTURE ORDINANCE
- CITY OF DETROIT LAND BASED PROJECTS PAGE
- CITY OF DETROIT PLOT PLAN & MAINTENANCE GUIDE
- DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY LAND REUSE PAGE
- DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY VACANT LAND REUSE TUTORIALS
- WHY DON’T WE OWN THIS?
- DETROIT GOOD FOOD ENTERPRISE LEGAL HANDBOOK
- KGD Guide to SECURING YOUR LAND
- KGD Guide to the CHANGE OF USE PROCESSS
- KGD Guide on PROPERTY ASSESSMENT
- KGD Guide on URBAN AGRICULTURE ZONING
THE DETROIT BLACK FARMER LAND FUND
The Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund (DBFLF) grew from the realization that in Detroit, white farmers can acquire land more easily than black farmers. Some of the obstacles black farmers face include lack of access to capital, time, and the ability to navigate the often arduous acquisition process. To address these disparities, Keep Growing Detroit partnered with Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Oakland Avenue Urban Farm to create the DBFLF to address gaps in access to capital and to target technical assistance efforts to this underserved group.
If you are a Black grower in the city looking to purchase land or make upgrades to your farm the 2021 application just launched! This month we have back-to-back virtual events that celebrate last year’s awardees, and info sessions to support anyone who’s interested in applying for 2021. Get all of your questions answered before you submit your application on or before the deadline on August 9th.
INFORMATION SESSION ON MONDAY JULY 19TH AT 6PM DBFLF Committee members will walk you through the application, and address your burning questions about the process. REGISTER HERE
INFORMATION SESSION ON MONDAY AUGUST 2ND AT 6PM DBFLF Committee members will walk you through the application, and address your burning questions about the process. REGISTER HERE
Visit DETROITBLACKFARMER.COM to find out more and stay connected.