The Emanuel Community Garden in Southfield has already cultivated 2,300
lbs of fresh organic produce, but they don’t plan on stopping there.
The community garden, which is made possible through a partnership
between the Emanuel Lutheran Church and the Southfield Parks &
Garden Club, donates all the fresh fruit and vegetables to Forgotten
They’re looking for volunteers — so garden lovers, grab a pair of
gloves and head down to one of Oakland County’s most productive urban
Sharon Hall, 63, a Southfield resident for nearly 20 years, usually
spends about six hours a week at the farm. She’s been working on the
effort since day one.
“It’s a really good thing,” Hall said. “I really think that now
especially there needs to be help given to people who are struggling
financially — there are people trying to keep a roof over their head.
It’s a struggle. All the produce goes to help hungry people. We go into
the store and buy our fresh vegetables and all that, but there’s a lot
of people that don’t have that option. They just don’t get the same kind
of nutrients that people who have more income can get.”
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