Mission: To contribute to the sustainability of the Northend Historic Community by providing a healthy lifestyle with diverse cultural, physical, social and educational programs.
Oakland Avenue Community Garden and Greenhouse
This program is one where our youth gardeners are growing and selling fresh produce, fruits and herbs at Eastern Market, Wayne State University Market, Bushnell Market and Windmill Market. The profit from the produce is used to fund additional training and pay stipends to youth who work in the gardens. Our youth participate in training for customer service, marketing, handling money and describing product. There are currently 22 youths in this program with 5 youth leaders who work at the markets.
This garden was started in 2008 to provide fresh produce, fruit and herbs for the community free of charge. We know what the community prefers based on the information provided to us by the families in the community. This garden is maintained by youth and community volunteers who work as much as 5 hours per day, 4 to 5 days a week. This garden is also a regional garden site for woodchips, coffee bags, tomato stakes, trellis, row covers, compost, tools and workshops for Highland Park, Hamtramck and Detroit’s Eastside Gardeners supported by Keep Growing Detroit.
In 2013 we opened a Community Project House for produce preparation, community meetings, cooking demonstrations and small food related business startups. This project is funded by the Kellogg Foundation.
- Community Meetings may be scheduled by calling 313-649-7756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kitchen use is available by calling 313-649-7756 or email@example.com. Ms. Linda Ann Carter is our Kitchen Manager and will be happy to assist, you may contact her directly @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seasonal Produce orders may be placed by contacting our Farm Manager, Billy Hebron @313-330-0182 or email@example.com
Emergency Food and Clothing Distribution
We have food and clothing for families/individuals in crisis. We ask no questions and make referrals when possible to other support groups based on the need. We are open for this Monday thur Thursday and Saturdays. We are available by appointment on off days.