Through a partnership with the Oakland University engineering department this past summer, the Open Hands Garden was the recipient of an automated irrigation system designed by Oakland University engineers as their capstone project.
The automated watering system that was designed, programmed, installed, and calibrated by these Oakland University engineers who donated their time as talents as part of their senior engineering course will ensure that Open Hands Garden plants are always well watered and producing – no matter what the weather!
A very special thank you to all those involved with the project! Your dedication and design supports the garden that feeds Open Hands Pantry clients!
Gerone Ezra Jimenez
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Hunger is real in Oakland County
Open Hands Food Pantry has been providing food and toiletries to Oakland County residents in need for 34 years. Now Open Hands is the largest food pantry in Oakland County.
Located in the basement of St. John's Episcopal Church, Open Hands is a volunteer-run independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
Each year we serve nearly 14,000 clients.
Watch this video to learn more about Open Hands
The Open Hands Garden has been providing fresh produce to our food pantry clients since 2015.
Each year we provide nearly 400 lbs of produce from our 8 garden beds.
Our goal is for the garden to be self-sustaining. We grow our own seedlings and have a rain water collection system for irrigation.
Watch this video to learn more about our garden.
Also visit Open Hands Garden on Facebook.