Lafayette Greens is a Detroit Garden That Benefits the Gleaners Food Bank

July 28, 2011

The city of Detroit and Compuware have rolled out an innovative way to supply the Gleaners Food Bank with produce in the Lafayette Greens community garden. Lafayette Greens lets volunteers and master gardeners join forces to take care of the edible landscaping, and the harvest that doesn't go to volunteers is donated to the local food bank.

The Lafayette Greens garden contains apple trees and vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes and greens. The half-acre garden is managed by Peter Karmanos, the founder of Compuware, who rents the land from the city of Detroit.