Announcing the 2020 Victory Garden!
We’re doing something different this year. All 15 acres of the Pingree Farms gardens will be dedicated to feeding Detroiters in need during these difficult times.
The Pingree Farms Victory Garden will still be open to our neighbors for their daily needs, as we are every year, but this year, we are also farming for all of Detroit.
You Can Help!
A Friend of the Farm has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for the Victory Garden.
As many of you know, our biggest fundraiser every year are the Goat Yoga classes. Normally we have thousands of people come and participate in Goat Yoga in the spring – but due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we can’t do Goat Yoga this year.
Without Goat Yoga, the farm is facing catastrophic financial losses.
Please support the farm and the Victory Garden by donating to the Go Fund Me campaign.
All proceeds will go to farm operations and to raising the produce, and all the produce will be donated to Detroiters in need via food banks and other established nonprofits delivering food to the community.
Join us in lifting up our community during these difficult times and help keep the Victory Garden Growing!
GOAT YOGA FUTURE DATES POSTPONED
We Are We: Working Together Here at Pingree Farms
As the spread of COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels, we have been thinking of one of our core values at Pingree Farms: “We Are We, Not Just Me.” This value is about humility and solving for others’ needs, not just one’s own. It’s about taking responsibility for problems, sharing in success, and recognizing that together, we are better. And we’ve realized that there’s an opportunity for us to use this value to impact not just the culture at Pingree, but our entire community.
COVID-19 has undoubtedly created a challenging and uncertain time for us all. As we begin to understand the impact to upcoming programming and funding. Supporting causes and the social issues facing our broader community is core to Pingree — in fact, they are our reason for being — so we’re reaching out to let you know that… Goat Yoga will be back… with future dates to be determined!
Thank you for your support!
THANKS FOR GETTING STUDENTS TO THE 2019 WAYNE COUNTY FAIR!
Every summer, Pingree Farms works with Metro Detroit students to learn about raising, caring for and showing farm animals through their 4-H program. The ultimate goal is to get them to the Wayne County Fair and we couldn’t have done it without your help! Thank you to everyone who gave so generously to this effort. It’s never to early to start raising money for next year so click below to donate!
*Pingree Farms is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is able to offer programs to students all over the Metro Detroit area due to the generosity of many different people and organizations. If you are in a position to make a monetary donation, please visit our donation page. If you are not able to offer financial support at this time, perhaps you would like to volunteer. If so, please sign up for our mailing list and we will let you know when opportunities arise. Thank you so much for your interest in Pingree Farms!
From the Blog
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Chili Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser. We had over 100 people show up and many more donate online. We are so grateful to all the volunteers who helped set up, run and clean up the event. We...
https://vimeo.com/358329092/fe5e124c89 Every summer, Pingree Farms works with Metro Detroit students to learn about raising, caring for and showing farm animals through their 4-H program. The ultimate goal is to get them to the Wayne County Fair and we couldn’t have...
Another great year at the Wayne County Fair! Special thanks to everyone donated and volunteered to make this an amazing week for the Pingree kids! https://vimeo.com/358329092/fe5e124c89
“I have been involved with Pingree Farms from the beginning and it is amazing to watch the farm grow and change over the years. The Green family has created a wonderful place that encourages teamwork and fun. Taking part in P.I.G. (Plants In the Ground) each spring has become a family event that we look forward to each year.”
“Pingree Farms is so much fun! I was surprised to find out that there was a real farm in the city. I loved all the animals, especially the miniature cows. We fed them bread and their tongues are really long! The chicken smell pretty bad but they are fun to watch and I got to get an egg from a nest. The pigs are huge and kind of loud. The best part was when Cowboy Will let me take a turn riding a horse! I can’t wait to go back!”
“With all the problems in Detroit it is wonderful to see some people looking for solutions. Pingree Farms is working with schools, 4-H groups and other local organizations to bring opportunities to students from the city and the surrounding communities. Students can come and learn about how to work together, problem solve, take care of animals, plant and harvest food and so much more. I think what these people have done is incredible and I look forward to working with them more.”