dteLogo2015 marked the seventh year for our City of Westland DTE Energy Community Garden.  One of many gardens in the Metro Detroit area, the garden is sponsored by DTE Energy, Gleaner’s Community Foodbank and the City of Westland.  It is staffed by volunteers, who plant, grow, maintain and harvest the one acre garden.  The harvested food is then taken and distributed to the needy through our partner, Gleaner’s Community Foodbank.

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The 2015 year’s garden was a huge success with a bountiful harvest.   To get involved with planting, weeding, and harvesting Westland’s DTE Energy Garden, contact Kate Long at klong@gcfb.org. Groups and individuals should plan to bring their own gardening tools. Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and drinking water also should be brought to the garden. Alert!!! Volunteer Days have not been set yet but info will be coming.  See you there.

Click on the following links, for a pdf copy of front-to-back  tri-fold flyer created to spread the word about our garden and its benefits and to encourage volunteers for the upcoming year(s).  Westland Flyer and Westland Flyer2

Again, to volunteer or sign up groups please contact Kate Long at klong@gcfb.com

 

 

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