Say nice things about Detroit! A bankrupt city? A food desert? One giant farm? Ignore all you’ve heard and join us for the 17th Annual Tour of Urban Gardens and Farms to learn how Detroit’s urban agriculture community is addressing challenges facing the city.
On August 6th, guests will travel by bus and bike routes to visit a sampling of the city’s urban gardens, farms, and other innovative agriculture projects and businesses. Tours will leave from Eastern Market Shed 3, located on Russell Street between Adelaide and Division Streets in Detroit. Sign-in begins at 5:00pm and tours will leave at 6:00pm sharp.
After the tour, a reception featuring locally grown food and refreshments prepared by local chefs will provide guests with a taste of Detroits delicious food system.
Back by popular demand, the reception will feature a Good Food Bazaar, where guests can learn about opportunities to plug into Detroit’s food community from starting a community garden or launching a new food business to purchasing handmade artisanal food from local food entrepreneurs.
All buses are air-conditioned and have restrooms on board.
Bike tours require you to bring your own bicycle and all participants must wear a helmet. The bike corral will be monitored pre-tour but you are responsible for locking and safety of your bicycle.