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Partridge Creek Community Garden
Our first big community-driven project in downtown Ishpeming. Hundreds of volunteers from the community came together to help us construct our first Incubator farm where we keep raised beds, a hoop house, bee hives and a brand new invention - the Yoopertopia Greenhouse.
Partridge Creek Intergenerational Farm
We received a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in 2021 and began plans for a 2-acre, intergenerational farm next to Ishpeming School and the Jasperlite Senior Housing. We broke ground in 2022.
Inspiration Orchard - A Community Food Forest
In partnership with Ishpeming's Inspiration Zone.
The Inspiration Orchard is one of our newer projects, constructed in 2019 by hundreds of volunteers throughout the community. The orchard is located on the corner of North & York streets in Ishpeming and contains apple, plum, cherry, pear, crab apple and silver maple trees, as well as a wide variety of different berries.
Ishpeming Middle School Garden
In partnership with Ishpeming Public Schools.
Since building our Farm to School Program, 88% of our 5th graders have reported trying a new vegetable, 70% reported liking a vegetable they previously disliked, and 100% reported the gardening program as their favorite part of school. They LOVE caring for their garden beds, trying fresh vegetables, and taking healthy recipes home to their families. They LOVE connecting the garden with what they learn about in their science class. And without a doubt working in the garden is making giant strides to improving their lives and building a healthy Ishpeming!
Elk's Community Garden
In partnership with the Elk's Lodge of Ishpeming.
In 2017 we formed a partnership with the Elk's Lodge in Ishpeming and they allowed us to build a new garden site on their land. In addition to our traditional raised garden beds we also decided to experiment with Hugelkultur in this space. Hugelkultur are no-dig raised beds with a difference. They hold moisture, build fertility, maximise surface volume and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Hematite Community Garden at Carpet One
In partnership with Carpet Specialists of Ishpeming.
On Earth Day in 2017, Carpet Specialists allowed us to build a garden site on land adjacent to their building. Over a hundred volunteers from local businesses and the community showed up to help us on Earth Day. The old mining truck and towers behind this garden site make for a beautiful scene for cars driving into downtown Ishpeming from the highway.
Sunflower Memorial Garden
in 2022 we partnered with the MCLBA and Land Bank to create a sunflower garden at the vacant lot located at 600 N. First St. in Ishpeming.
Our Farmstand: Nourish
This “Farmstand” is located at our downtown office, 114 S Main St., and is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from Noon to 5pm June through October. Here you can pick up your CSA,(late opening on Wednesdays when CSAs start), fresh seasonal produce, honey, maple syrup, and other items. We also showcase work from local artists and sell Partridge Creek Farm t-shirts, hats, and more. Come on in and say “Hi”!
For the first year, Partridge Creek Farm is also offering a 15-week Salad Subscription starting in June 2022. Members will pick up their subscriptions weekly on Wednesday at Nourish. We accept SNAP/ EBT. For more information or to sign up, please go here
Birchview Power Garden
Partridge Creek Farm partnered with Birchview to help themcreate a vision for this garden!
Volunteers from the Lions Club, came from near and far to help build the garden beds, finish the fences, and load them with dirt!
The Michigan Community Service Commission donated money for paint and other supplies which helped to make the garden beds fun and colorful!
The Whole Kids Foundation donated money to cover the cost of the materials used to build the garden beds and fences!