The Haven Garden Project Comes To life! We Invite You For A Fantastic Evening Of Wine Tasting And Community Building Friday May 14th

Dear Friends of

We need your help! There is a garden growing in Pontiac! On a half-acre patch of earth, where a lawn once grew, The Haven Garden Committee has initiated a diversified vegetable garden and edible forest garden to provide fresh produce to the HAVEN Community and their neighbors. Without this plentiful garden the Haven residents and their neighbors would not have the opportunity to enjoy the many healthy benefits of fresh organic produce.

We are a collaborative of several Oakland County-based organizations: HAVEN (Help Against Violent Encounters Now), The Michigan Young Farmer Coalition, and Abundant Succession; together we represent a diversity of skills and expertise in farming, community leadership and development, ecological restoration, health and education.

It is our mission to empower the HAVEN community to learn to grow it’s own food and share in the harvest of health and abundance.

Our Goals are to:

- create a safe and beautiful refuge for HAVEN residents, clients and neighbors

- provide bountiful harvests of fresh fruits and veggies to the HAVEN Community on a weekly basis

- educate the HAVEN Community on sustainable agriculture and its practice

- provide youth programs to encourage the next “crop” of young Michigan farmers

- increase food security, access and justice in the greater Pontiac community

- create employment opportunities in the field of agriculture

We are hopeful that The Haven Garden Project will become a model to inspire others to support community through the building and education of sustainable gardens, farming and agriculture!

We invite you to join us for a fabulous evening of Wine Tasting and Community building on Friday May 14th 6-9pm at the Goldner Walsh Nursery in Pontiac. This exciting event will be sponsored by our wonderful friends, The Market Square! Bring your friends and family for a great evening and learn more about the amazing Haven Garden Project!

Tickets for the event are available at any Market Square Store or at Tickets will also be available at the door!

Proceeds from the event will support The Haven Garden Project

If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Haven Garden Project please visit

Your donation will be greatly appreciated! To see our beautiful pictures of The Haven Garden Project in progress go to:

On behalf of The Haven Garden Project Committee,

With Gratitude and Love,

Allison Stuart Kaplan and Benjamin Gluck

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  1. count me in!

  2. First off let me say I have been a longtime fan, but this is my first comment. I thought I might as well say thanks for posting this piece (and all your others), and I’ll be back!

  3. I just stopped by from Yahoo to say thanks for this very excellent post on natural gardening. Thanks again!

  4. Wonderful insight:-)

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