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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Official Page for Michigan's Urban Seed Gardens
www.UrbanSeed.info

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24 hours ago
Urban Seed - Eastpointe, MI

Today, the City of Eastpointe held an amazing Arbor Day event at the Eastpointe Community Garden! It was wonderful to see so many new faces and share our passion for sustainability and gardening with the community.

We were thrilled to receive two dwarf peach trees and two plum trees from the city's event. These have been planted near our U-Pick garden, where everyone will be able to enjoy their fruits in about three years (🤞 or less)

The event was packed with fun and educational activities:

🌸 Seed Bomb Station: Participants made seed bombs with wildflower seeds and clay, perfect for promoting pollinator-friendly plants. (we would love to do this again in the future)

🐞 Bughouse Kits: Kids and adults alike enjoyed creating bughouses from recycled materials, helping to support our beneficial insect friends.

🌿 Tree Canopy Map and Resources: The city showcased a map of the tree canopy and shared resources from the Greenpointe Initiative about trees. Free tulip trees were made available to residents.

As per usual, our dedicated volunteers didn't miss a beat! They installed soaker hoses, planted eggplant, marigolds, peppers, cucumbers, leeks, carrots, borage, tomatoes, beans, and spent time weeding and amending more rental beds (you can still rent a bed from our website for $40.)

📈 As of today, we've harvested over 5 pounds of food already, compared to just 3 pounds by June last year. We're on track to break our record of donating 1,100 pounds of food to the commuJohn Krausnk you to John Kraus and everyone who came out and made this Arbor Day celebration a huge success! Your support and enthusiasm keep our garden g#eastpointecommunitygardeno#ArborDayn#sustainabilityr#communitygardening #urbanseedGardening #urbanseed

Please consider supporting our mission as we grow food for the community. urbanseed.info
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Today, the City of Eastpointe held an amazing Arbor Day event at the Eastpointe Community Garden! It was wonderful to see so many new faces and share our passion for sustainability and gardening with the community.

We were thrilled to receive two dwarf peach trees and two plum trees from the citys event. These have been planted near our U-Pick garden, where everyone will be able to enjoy their fruits in about three years (🤞 or less)

The event was packed with fun and educational activities:

🌸 Seed Bomb Station: Participants made seed bombs with wildflower seeds and clay, perfect for promoting pollinator-friendly plants. (we would love to do this again in the future)

🐞 Bughouse Kits: Kids and adults alike enjoyed creating bughouses from recycled materials, helping to support our beneficial insect friends.

🌿 Tree Canopy Map and Resources: The city showcased a map of the tree canopy and shared resources from the Greenpointe Initiative about trees. Free tulip trees were made available to residents.

As per usual, our dedicated volunteers didnt miss a beat! They installed soaker hoses, planted eggplant, marigolds, peppers, cucumbers, leeks, carrots, borage, tomatoes, beans, and spent time weeding and amending more rental beds (you can still rent a bed from our website for $40.)

📈 As of today, weve harvested over 5 pounds of food already, compared to just 3 pounds by June last year. Were on track to break our record of donating 1,100 pounds of food to the community!

Thank you to John Kraus and everyone who came out and made this Arbor Day celebration a huge success! Your support and enthusiasm keep our garden growing strong. 🌱❤️

#EastpointeCommunityGarden #ArborDay #Sustainability #CommunityGardening #urbanseed 

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🌱🎶 Did you know that playing music for your plants can actually help them grow faster and healthier? 🌿🎵

Back in 1962, an Indian botanist discovered that certain plants exposed to music experienced an incredible 20% increase in height and a significant boost in biomass! 📈😮 And it's not just houseplants – even agricultural crops like peanuts, rice, and tobacco showed similar results when music was played through loudspeakers in the fields. 🌾🔊

So, next time you're tending to your garden or indoor plants, why not share your favorite tunes with them? 🎧🌻 Your green friends might just thank you with some extra growth and vita#plantgrowthl#musicforplantsc#GreenThumbG#gardeningtipsdeningTips
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🌱🎶 Did you know that playing music for your plants can actually help them grow faster and healthier? 🌿🎵

Back in 1962, an Indian botanist discovered that certain plants exposed to music experienced an incredible 20% increase in height and a significant boost in biomass! 📈😮 And its not just houseplants – even agricultural crops like peanuts, rice, and tobacco showed similar results when music was played through loudspeakers in the fields. 🌾🔊

So, next time youre tending to your garden or indoor plants, why not share your favorite tunes with them? 🎧🌻 Your green friends might just thank you with some extra growth and vitality! 💚🌳

#PlantGrowth #MusicForPlants #GreenThumb #GardeningTips

Anybody else start way more seeds than they actually need? You know, just in case. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

Did you know the largest single tomato plant in the world covers an area of more than 610 square feet! That’s bigger than an Olympic size swimming pool! Also, it lives in Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) 🍅📏
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Anybody else start way more seeds than they actually need? You know, just in case. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱

Did you know the largest single tomato plant in the world covers an area of more than 610 square feet! That’s bigger than an Olympic size swimming pool! Also, it lives in Walt Disney World Resort (Florida) 🍅📏

Shout out to Great Lakes Ace Hardware for donating the buckets for this project. You're welcome to swing by and grab herbs for your recipes at no cost 🌱

Easy DIY Herb Garden for our Eastpointe Community Garden U-Pick area (silver beds).
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Hey y'all. It's John and I want to apologize for the delay. I fell asleep as soon as I sat down on the sofa 😴

We put in a lot of work over this weekend. From preparing for the event to all of the accomplishments from today. Simply saying that this was a success would be an understatement. We moved mountains (of wood chips) and laid the foundation for what will be a successful season at the garden.

Our last unofficial head count was 20 around 1pm today and we had a minimum of 5 additional people who stopped by that I personally saw.

We did so much and everyone involved in the project is so grateful for your willingness to donate knowledge, time, and resources. This project is possible because of you. You are the difference you want to see in your community.

💚 We filled an entire roll-off dumpster
💚 Weeded the front garden beds
💚 Took photos of our duck friend
💚 Weeded the butterfly garden
💚 Shared stories
💚 Weeded the U-Pick garden
💚 Amended the U-Pick garden
💚 Weeded the wall gardens
💚 Pulled bindweed
💚 Jumped in some puddles
💚 Pulled more bindweed
💚 Played with chalk
💚 Hid under the tree while it rained
💚 Pulled some more bindweed (we need your help)
💚 Swept the driveway
💚 Transplanted herbs to a bucket system
💚 Grill Master Randy cooked everyone lunch
💚 Cleaned the parking lot
💚 Decluttered around our shed
💚 Gave no less than 5 garden tours
💚 Saved a volunteer from an attack fletchling
💚 Purged all the junk we amassed over the winter
💚 Weed whipped wherever we could
💚 Welcomed new and returning bed renters
💚 Prepped for our new whiskey barrel planters
💚 Installed new trellising

Sounds like a lot, right? I assure you it was. But it wasn't overwhelming because of all of your help.

After lunch we planted in the Giving Garden. This year we're excited to offer the community lots of new and exciting veggies at no cost. So keep an eye out for our famous produce stand as soon as we start harvesting.

🍅 Zucchini
🍅 Parsley
🍅 Tomato
🍅 Borage
🍅 Peppers
🍅 Pole beans
🍅 Corn
🍅 Marigolds
🍅 Ground cherry
🍅 Onion
🍅 Squash
🍅 Beets
🍅 Pumpkins 🤞

As you know, this is an uphill battle and a labor of love. Not everyone can get their hands in the dirt or support our efforts financially. But if you can, we would love to have you join us.

urbanseed.info/eastpointe-community-garden/

Urban Seed is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is tax deductible.
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Hey yall. Its John and I want to apologize for the delay. I fell asleep as soon as I sat down on the sofa 😴

We put in a lot of work over this weekend. From preparing for the event to all of the accomplishments from today. Simply saying that this was a success would be an understatement. We moved mountains (of wood chips) and laid the foundation for what will be a successful season at the garden.

Our last unofficial head count was 20 around 1pm today and we had a minimum of 5 additional people who stopped by that I personally saw.

We did so much and everyone involved in the project is so grateful for your willingness to donate knowledge, time, and resources. This project is possible because of you. You are the difference you want to see in your community.

💚 We filled an entire roll-off dumpster
💚 Weeded the front garden beds
💚 Took photos of our duck friend
💚 Weeded the butterfly garden
💚 Shared stories
💚 Weeded the U-Pick garden
💚 Amended the U-Pick garden 
💚 Weeded the wall gardens
💚 Pulled bindweed 
💚 Jumped in some puddles
💚 Pulled more bindweed 
💚 Played with chalk
💚 Hid under the tree while it rained
💚 Pulled some more bindweed (we need your help)
💚 Swept the driveway 
💚 Transplanted herbs to a bucket system 
💚 Grill Master Randy cooked everyone lunch
💚 Cleaned the parking lot 
💚 Decluttered around our shed
💚 Gave no less than 5 garden tours
💚 Saved a volunteer from an attack fletchling
💚 Purged all the junk we amassed over the winter
💚 Weed whipped wherever we could
💚 Welcomed new and returning bed renters
💚 Prepped for our new whiskey barrel planters
💚 Installed new trellising 

Sounds like a lot, right? I assure you it was. But it wasnt overwhelming because of all of your help.

After lunch we planted in the Giving Garden. This year were excited to offer the community lots of new and exciting veggies at no cost. So keep an eye out for our famous produce stand as soon as we start harvesting.

🍅 Zucchini
🍅 Parsley
🍅 Tomato
🍅 Borage
🍅 Peppers
🍅 Pole beans
🍅 Corn
🍅 Marigolds
🍅 Ground cherry
🍅 Onion
🍅 Squash
🍅 Beets
🍅 Pumpkins 🤞

As you know, this is an uphill battle and a labor of love. Not everyone can get their hands in the dirt or support our efforts financially. But if you can, we would love to have you join us.

https://urbanseed.info/eastpointe-community-garden/

Urban Seed is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is tax deductible.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Planting break with coffee and cookies! Sponsored by Ian Colin McCain
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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.