2019 GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 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 talented garden development staff, they receive seeds, Detroit grown transplants, and other essential gardening resources. To enroll on-line or download an application click here.
IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR FRUIT, NUTS, AND MUSHROOMS. Perennial fruit, nuts, and mushrooms are a great way to add interest and flavor to your garden or farm. This year we are offering apple, peach, pear, plum and cherry trees as well as small perennial fruit, veggies, and mushrooms including asparagus, elderberries, hazelnuts, and wine cap mushrooms. Orders are due by March 11th! Click here to download an order form today.
GROW WITH US! Keep Growing Detroit is hosting a ton of great events and classes this winter. If you’re worried about security at your garden or you’d like to learn a new skill like hoop house construction, pasta making, or how to turn sap from sugar maples into maple syrup check out our winter Grow With Us flyer here.
URBAN ROOTS REUNION & SUMMIT 2019 marks 15 years of Urban Roots graduates leading garden projects across the city. To celebrate, we’re having a summit and reunion! In true Urban Roots style, the event will have plenty of opportunities to network with peers. Break out sessions featuring past Urban Roots grads as presenters will allow participants time to dig deep into topics that all community gardeners grapple with such as community organizing, programming, and capacity building. We will learn from the experiences of past grads about best practices in the field that support a growing urban agriculture movement and lead to healthier lives for Detroiters. Urban Roots Graduates are encouraged to bring fellow community gardeners with them. The event is open to all Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck community gardeners (or future community gardeners!). If you’re interested, please register to attend here.
VOLUNTEER! We need your help filling the more than 40,000 seed packs that will be distributed the Garden Resource Program members during the 2019 growing season.*These events are family friendly*
- Thursday, February 21st from 6-8pm hosted by Brightmoor Artisans Collective, 22735 Fenkell Street
- Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-12pm hosted by Hope Community Church, 14456 E. Jefferson Avenue
- Tuesday, February 26th from 6-8pm hosted by KAN Bookstore, 9405 John R. Street
- Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-12pm hosted by Urban Neighborhood Initiative, at
Palabra Di Vida Lutheran Church, 1721 Springwells Street ¡Únete a nosotros!
2018 WAS AN EVENTFUL YEAR FOR KEEP GROWING DETROIT. Last year Keep Growing Detroit supported a record breaking 1,603 Detroit urban gardens and farms. These gardens and farms helped 24,362 residents grow and connect to an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Read all about all of our accomplishments in our 2018 Annual Report here.
HAVE A QUESTION? Do you need support with your garden project? Contact us anytime with questions.