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20th Annual Tour of Detroit Urban Gardens & Farms

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Eastern Market Shed #3

Detroit, MI 48207

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Keep Growing Detroit is honored to work with nearly 1,500 gardens and farms across the city. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Tour of Detroit Urban Gardens and Farms, we lift up the people and places involved with urban agriculture that have and will make Detroit grow for many years to come.


MAKING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: WESTSIDE BUS TOUR. With stops at Detroit Black Community Food Security Network’s D-Town Farm, Detroit Public School’s Charles R. Drew Transition Center and Knagg’s Creek Farm in a Detroit City Park, this tour will highlight how farms are inspiring systemic changes in our community.


BLACK LEADERSHIP IN URBAN AG: EASTSIDE BUS TOUR. In a city that is over 85% African American, it is crucial that the urban agriculture movement in Detroit be led by black leaders who can best address the needs of their own community. This tour will head east to highlight the Nurturing Our Seeds Farm, Walton’s Plants and other gardens led by black residents.


CULTIVATING A NEW ECONOMY: CENTRAL BUS TOUR. This tour will visit Ohana Farm, Bandhu Gardens and other innovative farms that are changing the way we exchange dollars and “sense” in our community.


NEW LEADERSHIP IN URBAN AGRICULTURE: SOUTHWEST BUS TOUR. On this tour we’ll visit emerging leaders from American Indian Health and Family Services at Romanowski Park, SW Grows and make a stop at Jardin de los Santos, which hosts the new SW community hub for the GRP.


A PLACE TO GROW FOOD IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD: NEAR WEST BUS TOUR. Nearly 1,500 gardens join the GRP each year, but where are they? On this tour that weaves through the North End and the near Westside, we’ll visit Central Detroit Christian, Broadstreet Presbyterian Community Garden, and Mo Flo Community Garden in the Fitzgerald neighborhood.


DETROIT URBAN AGRICULTURE HISTORY: EASTSIDE BIKE TOUR. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Garden Tour, this route through the near eastside will highlight some of the history of urban agriculture in Detroit, including stops at Earthworks Urban Farm and other soon-to-be-announced near east gardens.


YOUTH GROWING DETROIT: DOWNTOWN BIKE TOUR. Get energized for this tour highlighting the ways that youth are engaged in the work of urban agriculture where they live, go to school and work. Stops will include Plum Street Market Garden and other soon-to-be-announced youth focused projects.


FOOD & ENERGY: NORTHEND BIKE TOUR. This bike route will weave through the Northend highlighting not only the great food growing in the area, but also the efforts growers are making to think critically the intersections of water, food and energy. Stops will include Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, Ambassador Fridge and Food Field.


**SOLD OUT** TASTE OF ENTREPRENEURS: CORKTOWN BIKE TOUR. Detroit is bursting with great food, featuring produce from creative and homegrown entrepreneurs. On this tour, we’ll visit Brother Nature, Fresh Cut and some of the other farms and businesses that are making the city so tasty! SOLD OUT!

Bus and bike routes run simultaneously. Bus routes typically make stops at 3 gardens and drive past 3 additional gardens. Bike routes typically stop at 3 gardens and bike past 3 additional gardens. Please note: Bikers are responsible for providing their OWN bicycle and MUST wear a helmet. Bikers are required to stay with the tour the entire route. The tour is approximately 8-11 miles. There will be a secure coral area during registration, but please bring bike locks to secure your bike if you plan to stay for the reception.

After the tour, a reception featuring Detroit-grown produce prepared by local chefs will provide guests with a taste of Detroit’s delicious food system. The reception will also feature a Good Food Bazaar where guests can learn about opportunities to plug into Detroit’s food community from starting a community garden, to launching a new food business, to purchasing handcrafted offerings from local food entrepreneurs.


TICKET PRICES:

$15 Ticket: Garden Resource Program Participants and Partners in Food Sovereignty (visit keepgrowingdetroit.org to join!)

$30 Ticket: General Admission

$100 Ticket: Champion of Detroit Urban Agriculture, General Admission Ticket + 20th Anniversary Tour Poster


READY TO PURCHASE?

Step 1: Click "Tickets" at the top of the page.

Step 2: Select number of tickets you would like to purchase for each ticket type.

Step 3: Complete the registration page by entering your name and payment information. Then, select a tour route for each ticket. From the first drop down select bike or bus; a second drop down will appear for you to select the specific bus or bike route.

Step 4: See you at the tour! You will receive a confirmation email with event details, including the check in process. Please bring a print out of your ticket with you to the event.


Questions or issues? Please contact Lindsay at Keep Growing Detroit with questions at 313-757-2635 or lindsay@keepgrowingdetroit.org

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