Detroit is at the forefront of the urban gardening and food justice movements nationwide. The Garden Resource Program, a collaborative between The Greening of Detroit, Detroit Agriculture Network, EarthWorks Urban Farm/Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and Michigan State University, provides seeds and other support to more than 875 urban gardens and farms in Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck.

An annual tour of Detroit's urban gardens is held the first Wednesday of August.