As Our Garden Grows…Please Help Support The Haven Garden Project

A sampling from our garden

“A garden is an idea, a space, an action. For some residents, the buzz of honey bees is a restful liturgy, for others, a busying activity for their talented, energetic children. Our garden is a culmination of the efforts and support of many people, and many hands. Please join us in helping the garden bear […]

Join The Haven Garden Project in Their Efforts This Summer & Save The Date for The 3rd Annual Wine Tasting!


SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars for September 14, 2012 for the 3rd Annual Haven Garden Project Wine Tasting to support The Haven Garden. This year it will be hosted in the hip, newly opening restaurant, Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale! The new restaurant will use as much locally grown food as possible and […]

Go on a Flower Frenzy And Make Your Own Mother’s Day Gifts!


“April showers bring May flowers!” So this May, go on a flower frenzy! We will teach you how to make your own flower arrangement, a planter box and an herb garden. These are fabulous gifts for Mom for Mother’s Day! How to Build a Planter Box Materials cedar panels cedar wood glue galvanized nails screws […]

Wine & Food Tasting Fundraising Event of the Season


Please join us for our 2nd annual fundraising event to support The Haven Garden Project! A spectacular evening of wine & food tasting, music, friends and community to keep The Haven Garden Project of Pontiac growing and thriving! Friday June 10th, 6-9 pm at the BBAC Bloomfield Birmingham Art Association. Tickets are available for purchase at […]

Bee Gardens: Flowers, Fruits and Herbs for a Bee-Friendly Habitat


You may want to give your bees a helping hand when it comes to collecting pollen and nectar by planting bee-friendly flowers and shrubs in your garden or outside space. Even in a larger garden, you’ll unlikely have enough flowers to produce sufficient nectar to sustain a hive, so your bees will probably go farther […]

Stories of Success! The HAVEN Garden Project Wraps Up Its First Season

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It all began with a tiny seed of idea: “What if HAVEN could increase its fresh food supply by creating a garden?” The seed germinated back in February with the creation of the HAVEN Garden Project Committee (HAVEN Staff, The Michigan Young Farmer Coalition, ASK In Your Face and Abundant Succession) and an enthusiastic plan […]

Fresh Produce For HAVEN


The HAVEN Garden Project, the MYFC’s first official initiative, made it in the news recently: Fresh produce for HAVEN By Jeanne Towar for the Daily Tribune The name of Allison Stuart Kaplan’s company, Ask in Your Face, is your first clue that this is a woman with strong opinions who gets things done. Kaplan was […]

Our Day At The Haven Garden


I used to love clothes shopping as the ultimate escape: fun, exciting, despite a quickly-fading rush as I selected shirts, shoes, dresses and jeans as if I were reinventing myself with each purchase. But recently, I realized that more than quick-high (and eventual drop) I get from a shopping spree, I would far rather immerse myself […]

Eating With The Season


This is the best time of year for nutrition and health – when all the local crops are ripe and ready for the picking. If you’re conscious of eating local and eating close to the source, then you already know that shopping at Michigan farmers markets and putting just-picked produce as the focus of your […]

Abundant Harvest! Haven Garden Project: Mid June Perspectives


June 17th, 2010. The Main Garden. Early crops in the foreground, summer crops in the background. It’s 7:30 AM Monday morning. The HAVEN Kitchen is humming with the gentle gurgle of the coffee pot, the chatter of women as they fill morning bottles for their little ones, and the whirl of the salad spinner as […]