Earthworks Urban Farm

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm is a 2.5-acre farm located on the eastside of Detroit, 1.5 acres of which is certified organic. Earthworks seeks to promote sustainable agricultural practices, nutrition, and care for the Earth—striving for peace, respect, and harmony between neighbor and nature. As a working study in both social justice and in knowing the origins of the food we eat, their goal is to build a just, beautiful food system through education, inspiration, and community development.

As the only certified organic farm in the city, a wide variety of vegetables are grown using no herbicides and no pesticides. The harvest is distributed among neighborhood residents and utilized in the meals served in the Soup Kitchen dining rooms. Earthworks relies on the generous donations from supporters, and on time and materials from sponsors and volunteers.