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Rochester Community GardenRochester Community Garden
- Scott Street Park, adjacent to Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

The garden was designed to allow apartment dwellers, seniors and residents with undesirable yards to lease a plot of land for growing fruits and vegetables in a community setting.Gardeners are also encouraged to dedicate part of their garden to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House community food bank or help maintain the food bank's part of the garden.


Project Grow Community Gardens Project Grow Community Gardens
- Multiple Locations in the Ann Arbor Area

Project Grow provides Ann Arbor-area residents with the space, know-how, and inspiration to grow their own fresh, organic food. Gardens are located throughout the community, many near public transportation, so you can choose a site that's close to home. Individualized programs can be created for schools, non-profit organizations and special needs gardeners. Get involved, and grow with us! .


Wyandotte Community Garden Wyandotte Community Garden
- Wyandotte, Michigan

Located adjacent to the Wyandotte Farmers' Market lot.† Families, children, groups and organizations are all welcome.


Brush Street Community Garden

Brush Street Community Garden
- Detroit, Michigan

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative's main focus is currently on the development of 7432 Brush Street and its surrounding area. Located in the North End of Detroit, these are grass roots, urban renewal projects designed to engage the Detroit community in sustainable agriculture. Their development will be a multi-stage process relying heavily on community input and participation.


Art Center Community Garden

Art Center Community Garden (ACCG)
- John R St, Detroit, Michigan

The ACCG transformed three vacant blighted lots used for illegal parking into a functional garden providing fresh nutritious produce for families in the community.† The 0.67 acres were acquired through the Cityís Garden/Adopt a Lot Program.† The garden offers six ADA-accessible 4x8' plots, eighty individual 4íx8í plots, and ten commercial 8íx12í plots to rent by neighborhood residents and businesses each year.† Over 150 adults and over 60 youth are involved with gardening at the ACCG.† The garden also has its own bee hive. †The bees help with cross-pollination between the orchard and the gardenerís plots.


Conservancy FarmConservancy Farm
- North of Ypsilanti, Michigan

If growing organic vegetables with a community of other gardeners interests you, come out and plant your own plot in the Community Organic Garden. Novices and master gardeners alike are welcome -- no experience necessary. Bring your family, friends, or just yourself. Put in a few hours a week planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and enjoying this relaxing all-volunteer activity in a setting that could not be more ideal.


Earthworks Urban Farm

Earthworks Urban Farm
- 1264 Meldrum St., Detroit, Michigan

Earthworks Urban Farm, founded in 1997, is the oldest certified organic farm in Detroit and consists of about seven gardens over 20 city blocks . The farmís mission is to restore a connection between the environment and the community. A hive of honeybees was donated and has grown to more than 40 hives. Itís a site not just for agriculture but potlucks for neighbors and supporters, food policy discussions and distributing seedlings as part of the Garden Resource Program.

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