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.
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!
- KGD Soil Testing Guide (updated)
- 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 REUSE GUIDES
Keep Growing Detroit’s Vacant Land Reuse Guides contain step-by-step instructions for transforming vacant land into a beautiful, productive greenspaces. Can’t decide on just one idea? Feel free to mix and match them to create something unique to your site.
GARDEN CURRICULUM FOR K-6 EDUCATORS
Keep Growing Detroit’s Garden Curriculum for K-6 educators are easy to implement lesson plans the combine gardening, cooking or physical activity, and nutrition education to make learning in the garden fun and educational.