Eastpointe Community Garden

We share the same mission as Urban Seed

Our mission is to promote community spirit, beautify our community, provide education about gardening, donate food to the community, and support the urban agriculture movement.

Urban Seed’s Flagship Garden: The Eastpointe Community Garden

Urban Seed’s flagship garden project, the Eastpointe Community Garden, is a flourishing hub of urban farming located at 16425 Nine Mile Road in Eastpointe, Michigan. It’s more than just a space for growing produce; it’s a vibrant community initiative promoting sustainable living, local produce, and community spirit. It features 26 generous ‘Giving Gardens’, which are maintained by dedicated volunteers. These gardens provide fresh produce to the local community through a free stand every Saturday during the growing season. Any remaining harvest or weekly produce is donated to local senior housing or food pantries.

The garden also includes seven accessible ‘U-Pick’ beds situated next to the parking lot. These beds are planted and maintained by out volunteers but anyone in the community is invited to harvest from them.  Additionally, there are five sponsored beds funded by local businesses. Volunteers take care of these beds, with all food harvested being donated back to the community.

This community garden also provides individuals with an opportunity to rent their own 4′ x 4′ x 19″ raised garden plots for $40.00, allowing them to cultivate their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Beyond providing fresh produce, the Eastpointe Community Garden is a haven of biodiversity, featuring a variety of pollinator, native, and wetland plants. It also offers places to sit, relax, and even a little library near the U-Pick beds.

The garden regularly hosts and participates in events and educational programs aimed at enhancing gardening skills, promoting environmental stewardship, and fostering community engagement.

To stay updated on Urban Seed’s initiatives, follow the Urban Seed – Eastpointe, MI Facebook page.

The Eastpointe Community Garden exemplifies the power of community collaboration in building a sustainable and healthy local food system.

Contact Us To Rent Your Plot

  • Raised garden plots (4′ x 4′ x 19″ ) that you can rent and plant with vegetables, herbs and/or flowers.
  • Prices are $40.00 respectively, and include the plot, the soil, access to community tools, and water.
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Theres no thrill quite like the one you get when leafing through those glossy photos of heirloom vegetables and fantasy flowers. If only the community garden were as big as my aspirations, right? The neighbors already think were plotting a veggie world domination, one heirloom tomato at a time! 🌸🍅😄

There's no thrill quite like the one you get when leafing through those glossy photos of heirloom vegetables and fantasy flowers. If only the community garden were as big as my aspirations, right? The neighbors already think we're plotting a veggie world domination, one heirloom tomato at a time! 🌸🍅😄 ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago

I’m at my Magical place. Stop up and say hello or lend a hand. Lunch would be awesome sauce around noon ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Tomorrow I’ll be at the Urban Seed - Eastpointe, MI to fill beds with compost. Make compost. Sift compost. Move wood chips. Lots of projects to do before end of the month ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Seedlings are doing great, getting their first bit of outdoor time and first fertilizing to help jump start more growth.

4 weeks until opening day at the garden, and starting some more this evening and weekend.

Can't wait to see you all at Grow With Us: Giving Garden Planting Day and Meet Me at the Garden | Garden Tour !
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2 days ago
🍯 Did you know that honey has been cherished since ancient times? Its an incredible food that contains all the necessary substances for sustaining life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water. Not only is honey the only food produced by insects that humans eat, but it also has an almost eternal shelf life! Archaeologists have even found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible! 😮

Honey isnt just a delicious treat; it has been used for its medicinal properties throughout history. Ancient civilizations used honey to treat various ailments, from sore throats to wounds. It was also believed to have healing powers and was often included in religious ceremonies. 🐝🍯

Today, honey is still valued for its medicinal benefits and culinary uses. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a popular natural remedy for respiratory issues. Additionally, honey is a great source of antioxidants and can help boost the immune system. 🌿💪

Not all honey is the same, though! The quality and nutritional value vary depending on the flowers the bees gather nectar from. For example, Manuka honey, made from the nectar of the Manuka tree in New Zealand, is known for its high levels of antibacterial properties.

Honey comes in various colors, flavors, and consistencies, depending on the type of flowers and nectar. Some honey is light and floral, while others are dark and more robust in flavor. It can be thick and creamy or thin and runny. 🌼🌸

Beyond its health benefits, honey is a versatile ingredient in cooking and baking. Use it as a natural sweetener, add it to marinades for a unique flavor, or drizzle it over dishes for a touch of sweetness. Many people also substitute processed sugars with honey in their daily diets. 🍽️👩‍🍳

So, the next time you reach for that jar of honey, remember its rich history and diverse uses. From ancient civilizations to the present day, honey continues to be a valuable and delicious substance with numerous benefits beyond satisfying our sweet tooth. Enjoy! 🐝❤️🍯

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🍯 Did you know that honey has been cherished since ancient times? It's an incredible food that contains all the necessary substances for sustaining life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water. Not only is honey the only food produced by insects that humans eat, but it also has an almost eternal shelf life! Archaeologists have even found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible! 😮

Honey isn't just a delicious treat; it has been used for its medicinal properties throughout history. Ancient civilizations used honey to treat various ailments, from sore throats to wounds. It was also believed to have healing powers and was often included in religious ceremonies. 🐝🍯

Today, honey is still valued for its medicinal benefits and culinary uses. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a popular natural remedy for respiratory issues. Additionally, honey is a great source of antioxidants and can help boost the immune system. 🌿💪

Not all honey is the same, though! The quality and nutritional value vary depending on the flowers the bees gather nectar from. For example, Manuka honey, made from the nectar of the Manuka tree in New Zealand, is known for its high levels of antibacterial properties.

Honey comes in various colors, flavors, and consistencies, depending on the type of flowers and nectar. Some honey is light and floral, while others are dark and more robust in flavor. It can be thick and creamy or thin and runny. 🌼🌸

Beyond its health benefits, honey is a versatile ingredient in cooking and baking. Use it as a natural sweetener, add it to marinades for a unique flavor, or drizzle it over dishes for a touch of sweetness. Many people also substitute processed sugars with honey in their daily diets. 🍽️👩‍🍳

So, the next time you reach for that jar of honey, remember its rich history and diverse uses. From ancient civilizations to the present day, honey continues to be a valuable and delicious substance with numerous benefits beyond satisfying our sweet tooth. Enj#savethebeesavethebees
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3 days ago
Looks like a life fully lived to me.

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Personal Support

We would like to thank the following individuals for their continued support. Your efforts are not unnoticed! You have gone above and beyond by showing how selfless you truly are. You have made the community a better place and should be proud.

  • Laurie Gmyrek
  • Bill Randazzo
  • Peggy DiMercurio
  • Frank DiMercurio
  • Shay Hofmann
  • John Hofmann
  • Kat Strong
  • Cola Strong
  • Mark Voorhees
  • Jamie Rumminger
  • Kristen Bates
  • Jerry DePoorter
  • Ron LaForest
  • Gene Yuells
  • Mary Bailey
  • Brian Newby
  • Jen Wojtowicz
  • Ellie Harrison
  • Rose Wilo
  • Alysa Diebolt
  • Cardi DeMonaco Jr
  • Katie Donnelly
  • Justine Smith
  • Julie Plichota
  • Craig Wodecki
  • Devon Colby
  • Tiffany Jones
  • Suzanne Pixley
  • Dave Seaver
  • Alicia Seaver
  • Pat Alexander
  • Evelyn Ravelo
  • Lisa Oxford
  • Nick Gevedon
  • Timothy Kniaz

Business Sponsors

 

We would like to recognize the following businesses for their support of the community garden. They have stepped up and donated labor, money, and/or resources. We would not be able to accomplish what we have without their support.

Each logo is linked to the company’s website.

Please thank them for their support when you stop in to support their businesses.