2021 GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM If you’re planning to tend a garden or farm in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park this year consider joining Keep Growing Detroit’s Garden Resource Program. Members not only get technical support from our experienced staff, they receive seeds, Detroit-grown transplants, and other essential gardening resources. For more information, CLICK HERE.
NEW EDUCATION SERIES ANNOUNCED: GROWING A MEDICINE GARDEN WITH LOTTIE SPADY! “Growing a Medicine Garden” is a 4-part series of classes hosted by KGD and taught by herbalist Lottie Spady. Lottie is founder of Earthseed Detroit, a medicinal herb company that wildcrafts herbs for tinctures and medicinal tea blends. In this series students will learn to identify wild growing herbs, understand their medicinal properties, establish and maintain a medicinal herb garden, and practice traditional medicine making. Participants will receive supplies to start a medicinal herb garden of their own including plants and tincture making materials and receive a certificate of completion if they attend all required activities. There is a sliding scale charge for the entire series and supplies. Applications are due May 11th. To apply CLICK HERE.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR KGD’S SUMMER YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP We want to help train a new generation of good food advocates! Each year in partnership with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, KGD employs a team of youth to work along side our staff to learn the skills that it takes to grow food and gain an appreciation for fresh, sustainably grown produce. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis training will take place online this year. CLICK HERE to learn more.
THE ONLINE FARM STORE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS Throughout the year, the store will feature fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, transplants, honey, and KGD swag. Be on the lookout for items marked “Grown in Detroit”, 100% of profits from these items go right back to the local farmer that grew them. CLICK HERE to start shopping!
LET’S STAY CONNECTED VIRTUALLY Join us this spring for a series of online GRP community gatherings to meet other GRP members and get inspired for the growing season! These gatherings will be held twice monthly this spring. Each session will feature a different topic relevant to starting and maintaining thriving community gardens with GRP members as special guests sharing their experiences. CLICK HERE for more information.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW WITH KGD This spring we have a bunch of live WEBINARS planned to help growers learn new skills and stay connected during the pandemic. We’re also sharing gardening tips on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM and YOUTUBE.
KGD’s GARDENING GUIDES are another great way to learn something new including how to build raised beds and compost bins while you’re at home during the COVID-19 crisis. You’re also always welcome to CONTACT US. We’re happy to help answer questions via email, phone, or zoom.
FOR THE LOVE OF LAND – HELP US BUY THE KGD FARM IN 2021! Like all farmers, we have a love affair with the land we cultivate. The KGD Farm is the epicenter of all that we do and it is essential to the programs that have served Detroit’s urban agriculture community for more than a decade. The KGD Farm is our home. We want to sustain what we’ve grown together and deepen our roots in the community. This year, we have the incredible opportunity to purchase the 1.3 acre farm. We can’t do it without you. We’re asking for support to help make this happen and it is our promise to be better stewards of this land, and most importantly, to you.
To support this effort, please visit: kgdfarm.causevox.com
HAVE A GARDENING QUESTION? Do you need support with your garden project? CONTACT US anytime with questions.