Address: Orangelawn & W Outer Dr, Detroit MI 48239 / (313) 345-3663
About Us / D-Town Farm History: The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) is a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to build food security in Detroit’s Black community by: 1) influencing public policy; 2) promoting urban agriculture; 3) encouraging co-operative buying; 4) promoting healthy eating habits; 5) facilitating mutual support and collective action among members; and 6) encouraging young people to pursue careers in agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry, bee-keeping and other food related fields. In June 2008, we acquired use of a two acre site in the City of Detroit’s Meyers’ Tree Nursery in Rouge Park as the long-term home for D-Town Farm. We continued to build on the template that we had developed over the previous two years for bed preparation, planting, pest management, watering, work schedules, daily crew leaders, and harvesting. We expanded the number of farmers markets that we participated in. We held our Second Annual Harvest Festival on October 4, 2008. Through the support of the Garden Resource Program, we installed a 12’ X 20’ hoophouse in late September. We hope to begin operation of a 36’ X 90’ high tunnel hoophouse during the 2009 growing season.