Earthworks Farm is the first and oldest organic farm in detroit and is an extension of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, a Catholic soup kitchen serving the area’s poor. The seven farms (encompassing 20 lots) are spread over 2 blocks. A 30-hive apiary is also run on site. Honey and produce is for sale at markets around the city, but a large portion of the produce is cooked and served at the soup kitchen.
“Earthworks” has two meanings: First, “Earthwork” from a military perspective is an earthen barricade to protect from an advancing attack. The concept of Earthworks is that it protects the environment and the people by showing people how to live in harmony with nature assisting in building relationships of mutual benefit.