Rosary Community Garden
For more than fifteen years, a community garden has been growing in the backyard of Our Lady of the Rosary. The hard work and dedication of Sr. Joan, her deep connections with the neighborhood and the help of many friends have made of that garden a success, publicly recognized by the media. It has been a designated stop on the Annual Detroit Agricultural Network Tour of Urban Gardens.
Besides organically grown fruit and vegetables, many other beautiful activities sprout from this garden. Over the years, children from our immediate vicinity have become involved along with their parents. Not only do they enjoy many hours spent growing their own food, they also participate in workshops, ranging from arts and crafts sessions to reflection on conflict resolution or about healthy eating habits. And there's also plenty of fun time: field trips to theaters or to the festivals on Hart Plaza, trips to a farm or to Cedar Point. Thanks to their involvement with the garden many children were able to go to summer camps. The garden wants to be a place where our Parish and the local community can meet and interact. We witness this every year during the annual summer picnic around the gazebo.
This project is made possible thanks to funding and resources provided by:
- The Adrian Dominican Sisters
- The Detroit Agricultural Network
- The Greening of Detroit
- Michigan State University Extension
- Our Lady of the Rosary
- Prevention Network/The Skillman Foundation
- Southeast Michigan Community Foundation
For more information, contact Sr. Joan Baustian –