Detroit Farm and Garden Offers Autumn To-Dos

Detroit Farm and Garden continues to sprout ideas


As the garden slows, Detroit Farm and Garden continues to sprout ideas. The fledgling business, which opened April 2 in the former Detroit Police Third Precinct building on the city’s southwest side, offers monthly workshops and will soon begin planting the first phase of a green roof, which will be visible from street level and eventually include some “rolling hills.”

The Oct. 21 seminar, presented by Blair Nosan of People’s Pickles, focuses on fermentation: Making sauerkraut and pickles and preserving vegetables.

Jeffrey Klein, a North Corktown homeowner, landscape architect (Classic Landscape Ltd.), and co-owner of Detroit Farm and Garden (DFG), says this month is hardly hibernation time for gardeners. He offers this to-do list:

» EXTEND THE GROWING season by protecting plants from frost with row covers (sold by the linear foot at DFG).

» MAKE FRIED GREEN tomatoes if you have tomatoes that aren’t going to ripen.

» GET BULBS into the ground.

» CUT HERBS, such as parsley, before the frost, place them in a jar, and freeze. (“You can scrape the herbs with a spoon into foods you’re cooking all winter.”)

» BEGIN BEDDING DOWN garden plots once the temperatures are cold enough.

» CUT DOWN FADED perennials that you aren’t keeping for visual winter interest.

Once plants are tucked in for the winter, there’s always planning for the next season. And to keep things warm, look for a musical series with local libations at the DFG store. Holly Golightly will be performing Oct. 15.

More information: 313-655-2344;

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

North American International Auto Show Charity Preview

A Survivor’s Story

A West Bloomfield resident shares his memories of living under occupied Poland during World War II

What’s in the Stars for Detroit

Under the pseudonym AstroTwins, celebrity astrologers Ophira and Tali Edut found their calling as undergraduates at the University of Michigan. Here, the identical twins share their predictions for metro Detroiters.

The Way It Was

Nash Metropolitan, 1958

Holiday Giving: Children's Charities

Help make the holidays merry and bright for little ones by donating to these charities.
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Under Wraps
    Lionel Perkins, senior project design engineer for camouflage at GM North America, unveils his...
  2. Heavyweight Estate
    Cadillac King Don Massey's property hits the market
  3. Machine Learning
    The next wave of artificial intelligence is making critical decisions in health care
  4. All About the Zip Sauce
    Food blogger and Instagram sensation, Seoung Lee, a.k.a. @chowdowndetroit, says Eddie’s Gourmet...
  5. The Meat of the Matter
    The latest West Village eatery, Marrow, carves a space for Detroit’s meat-eaters
  6. Food Recipe: Middle Eastern Spiced Roasted Carrots
    The mother-daughter team behind recipe development site, Crowded Kitchen, cooks up mindful dishes...
  7. Metrics of Mary Jane Motoring
    Research in a modest lab at John R and Mack addresses questions about cannabis and driving and...
  8. Detroit’s Got Spirits
    Inside the local craft distillery boom from Ferndale to Ann Arbor and beyond
  9. Eating in Translation
    What happens when centuries-old vegetarian traditions are transported across oceans
  10. Driver's Ed
    We’ve got auto questions, leading authorities have answers