Buckets of Rain supports the rebuilding of Detroit by transforming blighted areas into agricultural oases - growing hope, feeding lives one garden at a time.
Their primary efforts are focused on growing produce in their "Big Glen" garden in Highland Park, a neighborhood in Detroit. It is less than a mile from 4 large homeless shelters. Since 2012, "Big Glen" has produced hundreds-of-thousands of servings of fresh produce for the rescue missions and residents within the local community. By 2020, they aim to produce 500 thousand servings of fresh vegetables per season. This will require about 5 acres in continuous production and 5 full time seasonal employees.
Their Executive Director, Chris Skellinger lives in area shelters and stays with friends while working on this endeavor - his commitment to ensuring that the greatest percentage of contributed funding go to direct service.