A Vision for a Greener Detroit!

Our focus at The Greening of Detroit is to enhance the quality of life for Detroiters by re-purposing vacant land to create beautiful and productive green spaces. We involve Detroiters in the process through community engagement, education and jobs. 

If you need to contact us, please call 313-237-8733 or click here to send an email  

To donate, please use our text to donate feature. Simply text to 41444 and type in "Greening" and it will take you to our secure site. 

From now until January 5, 2018 we are participating in the Quicken Loans Charity Challenge. Please help us "Win" an additional $25,000 from Quicken. Click on the donate button below to donate and see where we are in the standings

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

- Aldo Leopold


Our Mission

Inspiring sustainable growth of a healthy urban community through trees, green spaces, food, education, training and job opportunities.

We aspire to provide a greener tomorrow for our Detroit.


Get Involved

We cannot do it alone. Each year, we recruit between 3,000 and 5,000 volunteers to help us plant trees, clean up parks, and work in our farm gardens. There are plenty of opportunities to dig in the dirt (or not), and make a positive difference in Detroit.




If you are interested in taking a class, The Greening of Detroit offers many different environmental education classes as well as urban gardening classes,  check out our events page here