Welcome to Detroit!
(Just South of Windsor)
Urban gardens and farms play an important role in the City of Detroit. They provide thousands of pounds of fresh, nutritious produce for Detroit families and improve our communities by connecting neighbors, providing an attractive alternative to trash-strewn vacant lots, improving property values, and reducing crime.
In an effort to maximize these benefits, The Greening of Detroit, Detroit Agriculture Network, EarthWorks Urban Farm/Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and Michigan State University began working together in 2003 to provide residents with the supplies and resources they need to grow food in the city.
Now in its seventh year, The Garden Resource Program (GRP) provides support to more than 875 urban gardens and farms in Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck. GRP members receive resources including seeds and Detroit grown transplants and become part of a growing network of growers and advocates working to promote and encourage urban agriculture and a thriving local food system in the City.