urban roots community farm & education center

Our mission is to cultivate durable and resilient families, communities, and ecosystems through urban agriculture.

The Community Farm is a place where neighbors can come together side by side; growing food, sharing meals, making connections, and simply being human together.

Located at 1316 Madison Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507, the community farm is the heart of our work. Since 2015, we have been proud to collaborate with Madison Square neighbors and our community partners in cultivating this local food and education asset.  


Join us and participate in 2017's growing season! We encourage you to reach out and discover ways you can grow, eat & learn with us.

fight hunger step by step.

The 40th Annual Access Hunger Walk is happening Sunday, May 7 2017. This event is really fun and family friendly! Registration and kick-off is at 1:30pm; the Walk begins at 2:30pm. This 5K walk starts and ends at Park Church, 10 E Park Pl NE and winds through downtown Grand Rapids. Join more than 600 walkers, 20 local and international recipient agencies and the dozens of volunteers who make the Walk a success.

Urban Roots is one of the Hunger Walk recipients! We invite you to support the Walk in one of three ways:



  1. Join the Urban Roots team.  Click here to sign up directly on the Access West Michigan website. Or, email and ask us to register you.
  2. Pledge support to one of our walkers. Click here and search for team Urban Roots then simply select the person you wish to support.
  3. Make a personal donation or ask your place of business to be an Urban Roots corporate sponsor. Click here to select team Urban Roots and make your donation. Or, send your check to Urban Roots, 1316 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.

Cultivate community with us. Take a look at all the happy happenings...



2016 Annual Report Summary

We are so thankful for everyone on our hard working team, our community partners, and the many individuals who gave their time, energy, and talents to make this wonderful year possible!

As our roots continue to grow in the Madison neighborhood, we are so glad that you are here to join us.

We will be publishing our full annual report in April 2017, but for now, please take a look at the highlights from 2016's growing season! 

Download the Annual Summary, here

Thank you to our Community Partners!