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.
We are currently looking for any tools and equipment related to horticulture and food production: everything from canning jars, pickling crocks and dehydrators, to garden tools, wheelbarrows and a delivery van.
We are also interested in collecting natural building materials that we can use for future small housing construction projects, including stones, picnic tables, wood planks and interesting architectural features.
On October 1, 2017 we held a fundraiser and raised enough money to build the wooden staircase and railings for entering the root cellar. This winter we began using the root cellar to overwinter thousands of dahlia tubers and it functioned beautifully! The hoop house above the root cellar will enable us to grow plants under controlled conditions. As of March 10, 2018 we still need $2,500 to allow us to complete the root cellar by installing the ventilation shafts, a sliding door, electricity and the manual dumbwaiter.
Your gift will enable our flower farm, Detroit Abloom, to continue providing local flowers at affordable prices, help the honey bee population and allow us to continue beautifying our community. 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.
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