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Pics from local community gardens in Corktown


Volunteer at a nearby Community or Exhibition Garden!  Below is a list of gardens, locations and contact information for your convenience.

Community Gardens

Allen Park Community Gardeners
Location:  Allen Park
Contact:  Sharon Lodico at 313-388-2073, or Bridget Gerlach at 313-383-3975

American Health Senior Residence in Taylor
Location:  Taylor
Contact:  Sharon Doolittle at 734-946-9900, 1:00 PM–7:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday

Detroit Garden Center
Location:  1460 E. Jefferson, Detroit
Contact:  Barbara Hayes at 313-259-6363,

DTE Community Gardens
Locations: Allen Park, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Frenchtown Township, Lyon Township, Plymouth Township, Southfield, Washington Township, and Westland
contact Kate at or (734) 545-2758

Earth Works—Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Location:  1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit
Contact:  Brother Rick Samyn, 313-579-2100 x211,

Goodwill Garden
Location:Heritage Park, in Taylor
Contact: Patty Donahue,  313-295-1736 or

Greening of Detroit
Location:  Detroit Metro Area
Contact:  Janet Ortiz, 313-237-8733,
Growing Hope
Location: Ypsilanti
Contact: or 734-786-8401
Website: /volunteer#Garden%20programs
Habitat for Humanity
Location:  14325 Jane St, Detroit
Contact:  (248) 656-3076, vtilford@habitatdetroit

Pink Door Cottage

Date: Spring thru Fall
Location: Backyards in Detroit
Contact: Alyce Hartman or 313-914-8283

Pink Door Cottage

Date: Spring thru Fall - grow produce to feed the hungry
Location: Backyards in Detroit
Contact: Alyce Hartman or 313-914-8283

Plant a Row for the Hungry
Location:  Your Home
Contact:  Randy Odom at 248-350-6634,

Urban Seed
Location: Eastpointe

Wayne County Department of Environment
Location:  Wet Meadow Demonstration Project
Contact:  Nancy Gregor at 734-326-3936

Exhibition Gardens

Belle Isle Botanical Society
Location:  Garden and Greenhouse activities
Contact:  Adrienne Gregory, 313-343-0034,

Greenmead Historical Park
Location:  Livonia,on 8 Mile east of I-275.
Contact:  Jan Whitcomb, Master Gardener, Garden Chairman, 248-474-6375, or

Henry Ford Estate
Location:  Dearborn Contact:  Pamela Morrison, 313-593-0514 or Kris Jablonski, 313-593-5592

Lake Erie Marshlands Museum and Nature Center
Location:  Lake Erie Metropark (Brownstown Township), about 2 miles off of I-75 at Rockwood, MI
Contact:  Gerry Wykes, 734-379-5020 ext. 5736, or
Paul Cypher,

Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

Location:  Ann Arbor
Contact:  Tara Griffith, 734-998-6205,

Mill Race Village Northville
Location:  Northville

MSU Tollgate Education Center
Location:  Novi, 12 Mile & Meadowbrook
Contact:  Volunteer Info Line, 248-347-3860 x251