Detroit Farm and Garden is gearing up for its second growing season in Southwest Detroit.
The landscaping supply company is looking to hire two new people
in time for the spring season, including a sales associate and a delivery driver. The hires will bring the company's staff to five people and allow it to capitalize on the goodwill it has earned in its first year of business.
"It went really well," says Jeff Klein, co-owner of Detroit Farm and Garden
. "We have gotten a great response from the community. People are really glad we're here."
Klein and his partner, Andy Ray, launched Detroit Farm and Garden last spring to help fill the need for providing supplies to local landscaping professionals and urban farmers. They opened in a former police station off West Vernor Avenue in the shadow of the Michigan Central Station and have turned the space into a hub for the local community, selling top spoil and seeds in the summer and holding community concerts in the winter.
Detroit Farm and Garden has also expanded the products it offers to include tools and products from Reclaim Detroit, such as planter boxes. "Our inventory is continuing to grow," Klein says. "We want to get more into season-extending products, such as the plastic used for green houses."
Source: Jeff Klein, co-owner of Detroit Farm and Garden
Writer: Jon Zemke
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