DTE Energy Farm Project

Our farm is a network of three gardens located in Westland, Plymouth Township, and Farmington Hills. All produce is donated to local food pantries. Adult and youth volunteers come to work and learn in the gardens.

Detroit Food Zoo

Gleaners Detroit Food Zoo is located across the street from our main warehouse in Detroit. This garden offers opportunities for self-guided learning, group learning as well as garden volunteer experiences targeted to youth and our partner agencies. This garden demonstrates ways in which food pantries can start their own vegetable gardens and connects them to resources in order for them or their clients to get started for free or at low cost.

Livingston Victory Garden

The Victory Garden is located in Brighton. It is the cornerstone of a network of gardens in Livingston County, and is supported by the Livingston Hunger Council. All of the gardens in this network donate directly to pantries in Livingston. The Victory Garden offers opportunities for education and volunteerism for both children and adults.

How Can I Help? 
Volunteer Opportunities 

Our gardens rely on volunteers for planting, harvesting, weeding, and end of season clean up to keep them healthy and productive.  The gardens are open from April to October.  Please consider scheduling your group for a volunteer shift. Groups must consist of at least ten persons. Volunteer today

Individuals and Families:
Want to volunteer, but aren’t part of a group?  Please send your name and preferred garden location to: gardens@gcfb.org.  You will receive weekly emails with volunteer opportunities that you are welcome to join. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note:  Volunteer activities are cancelled in the event of rain or if temperatures rise above 85 degrees.

Youth Nutrition Workshops
Kids benefit by learning the importance of healthy eating, having fun in the fresh air, and knowing that their garden work is feeding hungry people.  Our workshops combine nutrition education and gardening. To schedule a workshop at the Detroit Food Zoo, please email detkhk@gcfb.org

Donate Funds
To make a donation, submit our online donation form

Donate garden supplies
To donate garden tools and other program materials, please e-mail gardens@gcfb.org.

DTE Energy Farms Volunteer 




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