Food justice is an important value at The Greening of Detroit, and is supported by ensuring Detroiters have increased access to fresh produce throughout the city. The classes teach people how to grow fresh, chemical-free produce, harvest and prepare healthy, low-cost meals.
The Greening cultivates environmental stewards through education and hands-on learning. Classroom curriculum and outdoor field trips help young people learn about nature all around them.
As a lead partner in the Land Forum coalition, The Greening of Detroit planned and implemented five community events last year that drew over 600 residents wanting to learn more about how to purchase land in the city. Attendees received step-by-step guidance on acquiring and reusing vacant land.