How can I get involved?
is a membership organization. We have three levels of membership: Individual Members pay $10
annual dues. Family Memberships pay $25 and Organizational Memberships cost $120 annually.
Those membership fees go to support the work of DBCFSN. Members are eligible to participate in selected
program and to receive discounts on D-Town Farm produce.
We hold monthly general membership meetings
on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at our office at 3800 Puritan, Detroit, MI 48238. These meetings
often feature a guest presenter, video or other special presentation and are open to the general public.
and Community Service Opportunities
Volunteers are always appreciated at D-Town Farm.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied and monitored by a responsible adult.
D-Town Farm serves as a site for court mandated and school related community service. Call our office to
Volunteer days are Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - noon and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - noon, beginning
the third week in March and continuing until the third week in November. Weekday group volunteer
opportunities can be arranged by contacting our office at 313.345.3663. Call our office to inquire about how
volunteers can receive D-Town Dollars for the time the put in at the farm.
Additionally, volunteers are needed
for community engagement and door-to-door literature distribution in the neighborhoods near D-Town Farm,
the DBCFSN office and the area where the Detroit People's Food Co-op will be located.
There are periodic opportunities for volunteers with office skills.
can I get a representative from DBCFSN to speak at an event or conference?
Please contact our office at 313.345.3663
to have a speaker request form sent to you. There is no charge for DBCFSN speaking at local grassroots community events.
Fees for speaking at state, regional or national conferences vary depending on the speaker and the specifics of the event.
Does DBCFSN do interviews with the media?
representatives are potentially available to speak with local and national media on urban farming, food co-ops, youth programming,
racial justice in the food system, food sovereignty, development in Detroit and a wide variety of related topics. Please
contact our office at 313.345.3663 to have a media request form sent to you.
Does DBCFSN participate in academic
DBCFSN is often approached by researchers examining topics like race, urban development and various aspects of
the food system. We are selective about which researchers we talk with due to the amount of time
that it takes us away from our primary work and because in some cases research can be extractive without
any clear community benefit. Please call our office at 313.345.3663 to have a research request form
sent to you. We will review the completed form and let you know whether or not we choose to participate.
can I donate to DBCFSN?
DBCFSN always accepts donations. Donations can be made
on-line via our website. Checks can be mailed to DBCFSN, 3800 Puritan, Detroit, MI 48238. Donations
of any amount are appreciated. We encourage supporters to give generously to our annual year-end fund drive
between October and December and/or our mid-year fund drive in July. All donations are tax-deductible.
DBCFSN on Social Media?
In addition to our website, DBCFSN maintains a presence on the web via our social
media sites. We are on Facebook at Detroit Black Community Food Security Network on Twitter at DetroitBlckCFSN.
Our blog is DTOWNFARM.Blogspot.com