We are about Sustainable Agriculture, Inclusion, and Earth Stewardship
4/5 Resource Sharing
4/12 "Permaculture Meetup"
4/15 - 4/29 Saturdays from 9 to noon: Garden is open for Volunteers to start bed preparation
4/20 NGC Board Meeting
May 6 Garden is open for for the season Wednesdays and Saturdays form 9 to noon.
5/13 Everyone's Gardeners Meetup "Native Bees and and their importance as Pollinators"
The Neighborhood Garden Coalition (NGC) is a largely undiscovered gem of volunteerism in Oakland County. Founded in 2010, the NGC establishes vegetable gardens with two major objectives, to provide community interaction and gardening experience for people of all mental and physical abilities and to provide food for hungry Oakland County residents.
The NGC exists to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture with an emphasis inclusion of all people. Our educational programs provide experiential learning opportunities for beginner farmers to master gardeners and students with different abilities.. These program exposes participants to the importance of growing vegetables and teach all of the steps associated with growing food from creating healthy soil to harvesting and marketing.
The main focus of the NCG for the four three years centers on Everyone’s Garden in Berkley, Michigan, adjacent to The Song and Spirit Institute for Peace. Each week on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, between six and twenty-five volunteers work on soil preparation, composting, planting, weeding, nurturing and harvesting.
If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.