Eastpointe Community Garden

Mission

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.
  • Click the button below to secure your rental bed today.
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Don't forget about our weekly Garden Party happening today at the Eastpointe Community Garden! From 10-2pm, we'll be getting our hands dirty as we tend to our greenery, harvest delicious produce, and have an absolute ball.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a first-timer, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. You'll have the opportunity to hone your skills and learn from fellow garden enthusiasts, all while soaking up some fresh air and sunshine.

We're located on 9 Mile Rd., directly across from the Fire Department. Don't come alone - bring a friend or two to share in the joy of gardening. And if you can, help us spread the word by sharing this post on Facebook.

We can't wait to see you and work together to make our community garden bloom!
(Weather permitting)
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Dont forget about our weekly Garden Party happening today at the Eastpointe Community Garden! From 10-2pm, well be getting our hands dirty as we tend to our greenery, harvest delicious produce, and have an absolute ball.

Whether youre a seasoned gardener or a first-timer, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Youll have the opportunity to hone your skills and learn from fellow garden enthusiasts, all while soaking up some fresh air and sunshine.

Were located on 9 Mile Rd., directly across from the Fire Department. Dont come alone - bring a friend or two to share in the joy of gardening. And if you can, help us spread the word by sharing this post on Facebook.

We cant wait to see you and work together to make our community garden bloom!
(Weather permitting)

1 CommentComment on Facebook

I'm out of town this weekend. Stay cool, garden crew!

🌱🎉 Get Your Garden Groove On at Our Weekly Garden Party! 🎉🌱

Hey there, plant pals and garden gurus! 🌸🌿 We're super excited to invite you to our fantastic Weekly Garden Party happening TOMORROW at 9 Mile, across from the Fire Department! 📅🌳

Prepare for a day of excitement as we dig 🌱, pull weeds 🌾, boogie 💃, and share laughs with our fabulous garden squad. Don't miss this opportunity to:

🍀 Mingle with like-minded garden aficionados
🍀 Swap gardening wisdom with our on-site experts
🍀 Always kid friendly
🍀 Get your hands dirty or relax in the shade

Let us know if you'll be joining by commenting below ⬇️ – we'd love to see you there! 💌

We can't wait to share this day of garden-tastic fun with all of you! 🌻💚

#GardenPartyVibes #PlantLoversUnite #GardeningAdventures #EmbraceNature
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I have a 12pm graduation to attend but I may stop by the garden for the 1st hour. If not, I'll see you next week!

Do rabbits nibble at your precious plants? While there's no such thing as a truly rabbit-proof plant, we've got some suggestions for you to try. Rabbits tend to avoid plants with strong scents, so consider adding basil, garlic, rhubarb, hot peppers, spicy basil, and mint to your garden! 🌶️🍃

Some of our green-thumbed friends swear by marigolds as a rabbit deterrent, but others have found that their furry visitors actually enjoy them. So, it might be worth a try, but results may vary! 🌼

What are your go-to plants for keeping rabbits at bay? Share your experiences and tips in the comments below! 👇

#GardeningTips #RabbitResistantPlants #GreenThumb
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Do rabbits nibble at your precious plants? While theres no such thing as a truly rabbit-proof plant, weve got some suggestions for you to try. Rabbits tend to avoid plants with strong scents, so consider adding basil, garlic, rhubarb, hot peppers, spicy basil, and mint to your garden! 🌶️🍃

Some of our green-thumbed friends swear by marigolds as a rabbit deterrent, but others have found that their furry visitors actually enjoy them. So, it might be worth a try, but results may vary! 🌼

What are your go-to plants for keeping rabbits at bay? Share your experiences and tips in the comments below! 👇

#GardeningTips #RabbitResistantPlants #GreenThumb

Join our friends from the EP FreeStore for an event at the Eastpointe Community Garden in celebration of Pride Month! They have an exciting day planned that you won't want to miss:

👕 Free Clothing Closet: Provided by Michigan Mutual Aid Coalition (MIMAC)

🥫 Delicious Food: Courtesy of Detroit Food Not Bombs and Food Not Class Collective

🎙️ Inspiring Speakers and Resource Tables: Featuring Macomb County Pride, Transgender Michigan, the local senator, and state representative

🆓 The Choice Action Team: Offering free sexual harm reduction supplies, zines, and more

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📅 Date: June 28th, 2024 @ 5-8 PM
📍 Location: 16425 E 9 Mile Rd. Eastpointe, MI

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🌻 Urban Seed is dedicated to promoting community spirit, beautifying our neighborhoods, and supporting urban agriculture. This event is a perfect opportunity to engage with the community, get involved in our mission, and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Come join the fun, support the community, and learn how you can make a positive impact in your community.

Click the event link for more details:
www.facebook.com/share/p/U8Zcshk8Si2Ev1eS/?mibextid=qi2Omg

We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Join our friends from the EP FreeStore for an event at the Eastpointe Community Garden in celebration of Pride Month! They have an exciting day planned that you wont want to miss:

👕 Free Clothing Closet: Provided by Michigan Mutual Aid Coalition (MIMAC)

🥫 Delicious Food: Courtesy of Detroit Food Not Bombs and Food Not Class Collective

🎙️ Inspiring Speakers and Resource Tables: Featuring Macomb County Pride, Transgender Michigan, the local senator, and state representative

🆓 The Choice Action Team: Offering free sexual harm reduction supplies, zines, and more

🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

📅  Date: June 28th, 2024 @ 5-8 PM
📍 Location: 16425 E 9 Mile Rd. Eastpointe, MI

🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

🌻 Urban Seed is dedicated to promoting community spirit, beautifying our neighborhoods, and supporting urban agriculture. This event is a perfect opportunity to engage with the community, get involved in our mission, and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Come join the fun, support the community, and learn how you can make a positive impact in your community.

Click the event link for more details: 
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/U8Zcshk8Si2Ev1eS/?mibextid=qi2Omg

We look forward to seeing you all there!Image attachmentImage attachment

Did your partner immediately come to mind?
If not, this meme might be directed towards YOU! 😬

#gardening #moreplants #idonthaveaproblem
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Did your partner immediately come to mind?
If not, this meme might be directed towards YOU! 😬

#gardening #moreplants #idonthaveaproblem

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Yes, because it's usually him doing the discussing... 🤣🤣🤣

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Ask Scott Douglas Smith , I constantly stand in the sun and tell him I'm photosynthesizing. ☀️😁

Justine schools John on why the carrots look the way they do. Hint: it's not because they were too close together.

#urbanseed #gardening101 #gardeningtips #carrots #weird #didyouknow #funfacts
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I learned a lot about the care of my carrots. Thank you

William Randazzo 🥕

"To the city's hardworking horticulturists. We love you!"

We know, we must be doing something right when Marie Guerra Easterby, the owner of Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant goes out of her way to personally bring us lunch.

Thank you for the kind gesture 🍕
It was exactly when we needed to refuel today.

Next time you stop in, make sure to thank them for supporting our efforts to grow free produce for the community 👏
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7 days ago

Great news everybody!

We have over 45 lb of free produce to give away today, so grab your neighbor and swing on by.

We will be here until 2:00 p.m.
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Great news everybody! 

We have over 45 lb of free produce to give away today, so grab your neighbor and swing on by.

We will be here until 2:00 p.m.

5 CommentsComment on Facebook

I could see a chicken coop in Urban Seeds future.

Any ground cherries left?

It’s like food “porn”. Beautiful job! Thanks for providing veggies to those who might not otherwise have it.

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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.