Yes, you can cultivate a flourishing city while still ensuring easier access to local produce and garden spaces. Several Detroit urban farms are open to the public. Each one is unique in what they offer as well as how they pass on the knowledge of urban agriculture.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of Detroit urban farms you can visit help you stay grounded and connected to combat the daily chaos.
Pingree Farms is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to neighborhood revitalization and youth education through urban agriculture. Vacant, run-down land experiences an urban food renewal. The educational opportunities for Detroit’s young people add more to the vision for providing healthy food options. Urban agriculture in the hands of our youth leads the way for knowledgeable city life improvement for all. Take a tour, volunteer, donate, or just view some videos of the inspiring work. Click HERE to stay involved.
Located at: 301 E Grixdale, Detroit, MI 48203. 313-564-1500
CADILLAC URBAN GARDENS
Cadillac Urban Gardens (CUGM) was a local, collaborative effort that developed with and for the community in mind. Since 2012, the has repurposed 331 shipping containers from GM and utilized them as raised beds to grow fresh produce the community can harvest without cost. CUGM provides food security for residents with little access to garden space and or fresh produce and has become a model for sustainable gardening practices. As a result, the young and old become leaders in the community! Click HERE to get involved and keep up with news & events.
Located at: 4601 Merritt Street, Detroit, MI 48209
CORIANDER KITCHEN & FARM
Did you think this list of the best Detroit urban farms would include a kitchen? Coriander Kitchen and Farm is a canal-side restaurant (4-9P) and bar (4-10P) and farm. Count on the kitchen to offer thoughtfully sourced takes on classic pub staples, as well as a fun seasonal menu. The best inspiration comes from the heart. They grow fresh veggies and herbs, as well as flowers organically on their farm in the heart of Detroit. They aren’t taking any more reservations for the rest of the summer, though. They have walk-in only for indoor seating, the covered patio, and outside dining by the canal. Click HERE to view their site.
Located at: 14601 Riverside Blvd, Detroit, MI 48215. firstname.lastname@example.org
EARTHWORKS URBAN FARM
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm is a 1.5-acre certified organic farm. Take your passion for urban farming to the east side of Detroit. The more community involvement and education, the more the city will evolve its food system. Help restore the connection to the environment and community. Let’s get to the root and heart of the matter! Where our food comes from matters. A tour is a great place to start. You can also shop their market. Click HERE to learn more about their mission.
Located at 1264 Meldrum St, Detroit, MI 48207. 313-579-2100
The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) was formed in February 2006 to address food insecurity in Detroit’s Black community and to organize members of that community to step more into their power in leading the local food security movement. Since 2008, DBCFSN has operated D-Town Farm, the largest of Detroit’s many gardens and farms. You’re more than welcome to volunteer at this farm that occupies slightly more than seven acres inside the Meyers Tree Nursery in the City of Detroit’s Rouge Park.
Located at: 14027 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48239. 313-345-3663
KEEP GROWING DETROIT
Supporting local businesses is mutually beneficial, especially when both parties are helping cultivate a food sovereign city. We’re talking about where the majority of fruits and vegetables consumed by Detroiters are grown by residents within the city’s limits. Access to organically grown food is especially important as city urbanization continues to compete with natural resources. They have volunteer events as well as garden resource and development programs. Click HERE to learn how to support local growers and discover where you can buy their produce. Check out their Online Farm Store HERE. The growing season is supportive of fresh starts.
Located at 1445 Adelaide, Detroit MI 48207. 313-656-4769
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