To bring urban gardening to Eastpointe to promote community spirit, to beautify the city, to strengthen our reputation,
To add value to our city and to teach our children about gardening.
We are the Eastpointe Community Garden. Our group is made up of residents and business owners from the surrounding area who are working to expand urban gardening to the Eastpointe, MI area.
Raised garden plots (4′ x 4′ x 6″ or 4′ x 4′ x 12″) that you can rent and plant with vegetables, herbs and/or flowers. Prices are $30.00 and $40.00 respectively, and the price includes the plot, the soil and a $10 deposit that can be returned (or rolled over to the following year) once the plot is cleaned out in the Fall.
We are always in need of volunteers to join our weekly work parties or work independently throughout the season. Volunteers are needed for watering, weeding, planting, harvesting, garden maintenance and basic upkeep. We love to celebrate our volunteers with events throughout the season and a Harvest Dinner in the Fall.
The garden relies on rental income, sponsorships and donations to cover our expenses and provide fresh vegetables to the community – senior residences, local food banks and residents. This season we are seeking to raise funds to pay our water bills, apply for our 501c3 status, purchase materials to replace broken boxes and build trellises, soil and wood chips, plants for the giving garden, and signage throughout the garden.
There are veggies available for the community - the green metal beds and the beds in the parking lot are sponsored beds and available for harvesting. Looks like okra, tomatoes and peppers ready to pick, plus lots of herbs. Thank you IAFF 1561, Jenesis Entertainment & Events, Cardi DeMonaco, Jr., Alysa Diebolt, Bill Randazzo, Bill (local resident) who donated money and/or plants for the community to enjoy. Please do not pick from the rental beds (marked with red behind the row of green metal beds) those beds are personal property from gardeners growing veggies for personal use. The rent from these beds helps us to pay the bills and keep the garden going. ... See MoreSee Less
Our MMYH intern Rachel is a new Macomb County resident, so she's visiting our communities and blogging about her experience! In this feature story, she writes about her day spent out and about in East...
So exciting to harvest our first batch of zuchinni and squash from the Giving Garden - about 25 lbs will be donated this week. Most of the garden is very happy with all the rain, trimming and fertilizing these past couple of weeks! #communitygardening#volunteersareawesome... See MoreSee Less
The garden is getting lush after all the rain and fertilizing last week! Our sponsor beds and Giving Garden are looking great - especially the squash beds. Thank you to the volunteers making the garden grow! ... See MoreSee Less