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Keep Growing Detroit & Other Resources for Backyard Gardens


Keep Growing Detroit & Other Resources for Backyard Gardens

If you’re considering starting a garden, Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) is the go-to resource for Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. KGD helps beginner gardeners become engaged community leaders and food entrepreneurs, addressing the immediate needs of the community while promoting sustainable change in our food system. KGD operates the Garden Resource Program providing seeds and Detroit grown transplants. They also offer an education series, including online programming during quarantine, with live gardening tips Wednesdays at 3p on facebook and instagram


Keep Growing Detroit Resources: 


Additional Garden Resources: 


Places to Purchase Plants:

Local Farms to purchase plants* at:
*Farms don’t always have transplants, inquire to make sure they have the plants you need. 


Online Sources: 

  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog: Offers seeds from 1200+ varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. Many are heirloom varieties dating to the 1800s. 

  • Michigan Bulb Co.: Features bulbs, dormant and barefoot trees and plants mailed to your house. 


This resource was compiled in May 2020 by Rosie DeSantis and Alissa Shelton for B+BD. Some of the resources were compiled from the August 2019 “Cody Rouge Landscaping Workshop” class notes facilitated by Jessica Soulliere of Potager Garden Design

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