Urban community gardens are becoming very popular. Detroit, with all of its now empty space, is a great place for that. According to Keep Growing Detroit, there are 1,400 urban gardens and farms located in Detroit. Through those operations, urban gardeners have the opportunity to sell fruits and vegetables they grow at local market outlets. KGD has one of the largest farms in the city, but the smaller ones are just as down to earth.
More churches are planting gardens. They aren’t all the same. Some are tended by church members in an organized way, and the produce is used for a food pantry, or harvested and available for church members to take home. Some churches have regularly scheduled church dinners, and use the produce for those. Some are community gardens, and plots are available for everyone in the community, not just church member. An example is this one: