FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, FACTS, AND FIGURES
2016 was a year and a growing season to remember. Not only did Keep Growing Detroit support 1,434 gardens and farms across the city, the growers we serve grew almost 350,000 pounds of fresh produce for Detroit families and communities and brought over $80,000 of Grown in Detroit produce to market.
Read Keep Growing Detroit’s latest Annual Report here.
KEEP GROWING DETROIT’S URBAN GARDENING GUIDES
Keep Growing Detroit’s Urban Gardening Guides are a series of short and easy-to-follow instructional guides designed by our staff to share best practices honed over decades of experience in the field. In addition to how to’s and helpful tips each guide features original artwork from Detroit’s talented gardening and farming community. Enjoy!
- Testing Garden Soil (updated)
- Interpreting Your Soil Test
- Spring Garden Bed Preparation
- Creating Garden Pathways
- Building A Raised Bed
- Trellising & Staking
- Using Row Cover
- Property Assessment
- Urban Agriculture Zoning
- Fall Gardening Activities
- Growing Garlic
- Building Lasagna Beds
- Basics of Composting
- Building a Pallet Compost Bin
- Building a Rain Barrel
VACANT LAND TREATMENT GUIDES
Vacant land in cities can be a destabilizing force, attracting illegal dumping and crime as well as diminishing property values. Vacant land can also create unprecedented opportunities for residents to build social, environmental, and economic capital. In an effort to understand and harness the potential of vacant urban land, these Vacant Land Treatment Guides were developed. Each guide contains a treatment description, project steps, specifications for land tenure, location, soil and water requirements as well as recommendations for supplies and equipment, planning, implementation, and on-going care.