We welcome you to get your hands dirty during our planting and harvest season (April through November). Volunteers work at one of two locations: our flower farm on the 200 block of Manistique and Ashland or at our headquarters four blocks away at 313 Newport, where we have our hoop house and root cellar.
Generally, we work from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday. If you would like to volunteer, please Contact Us before your visit so we know to expect you and to let you know where we will be.
We would love to work with your school, church, work or other community organization. If your group would like to volunteer, please Contact Us so we can make arrangements.
As of early May, here is our current WISH LIST:
1) $500 to build a dumbwaiter and sliding door for the root cellar.
2) 5 shelving units for root cellar at $150 each.
3) $3,500 for an outdoor walk-in cooler (8' wide x 15' long and 7' tall) that will a tremendous boost for our cut flower operation. It will enable us to harvest flowers when they're ready to harvest, rather then the day we need them to make bouquets and arrangements.
4) $1,500 to build small pavilion in backyard so bouquet-making operation can move from living room.
5) Electrician needed to bring electrical from the house to the hoop house and to wire up the hoop house.
6) Plumber needed to bring water lines from house to hoop house and back-yard pavilion.
Your gift will enable Detroit Abloom to continue providing local flowers at affordable prices and allow us to continue beautifying our community by transforming vacant blighted land into beautiful and product landscapes. Please make checks payable to The Garden Detroit and mail to 313 Newport, Detroit, Michigan 48215.
To make a secure tax deductible online donation, please click below.
INTERNSHIPS AND COURSE CREDIT
We hire interns on a seasonal, as-needed basis. Additionally, we offer college credit through some colleges for certain courses.
We will gladly sign off on any community service hours for time you spend at The Garden Detroit.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Meade