Growing Hope, Feeding Lives 

In Detroit, Michigan and beyond


CLICK HERE to take part  in our World Record Setting 

"Song For Hope" Marathon Fundraiser #3

To be held August 20 thru 23 in front of Horizon Books in Traverse City, Michigan ... 74 straight hours of

"This Land is Your Land"

No talent or experience needed!


Our History

Buckets of Rain was formed in 2006 and began by pioneering a unique type of gravity fed drip irrigation to help impoverished communities feed themselves in Lesotho, as well as areas of Kenya, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize.  Since 2012, we’ve turned our attention stateside, to struggling communities of Michigan, specifically in Detroit's long-crumbling neighborhoods.


Why Detroit?

Urban centers like Detroit are home to thousands of struggling community members with little access to food and services, and virtually no access to fresh produce. Moreover, urban blight has infected these neighborhoods, opening the door for criminal activity on abandoned properties and inhibiting redevelopment efforts. 

Our Work

Through the construction of urban gardens on abandoned city lots, Buckets of Rain diminishes urban blight, rekindles hope in struggling neighborhoods, and feeds the community through partners like the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and Cass Community Social Services, two of the largest relief agencies in the United States.  We re-purposed 23 abandoned properties into food production in 2014.


Volunteer Time YTD Aug 15, 2015     1632 hours THANK YOU!  

Current and upcoming events/ recent media:   THE SONG MARATHON.... SEE ABOVE

  Thanks to Miracle Gro for making us a recipient of a Gro1000 Grassroots Grant! Thanks to Quicken Loans, Newpark Resources, and Christ Church of Grosse Pointe for some major support in 2015.  We look forward to working again this summer with our friends and supporters at General Motors, Cherry Republic, Ford, The Homestead Resort, Horizon Books, Garden Goods, McGough's, Greystone Gardens, BayWear,  and more...   

Contact us for volunteer opportunities now! Harvesting and delivering are a daily task and we could sure use your help!

The food gleaning and growing operations in Guatemala are doing great!  See our pictures on FaceBook and Flickr.

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