BANDHU is the Bangla word for FRIEND. We are growing friendship in our neighborhood.
Bandhu Gardens recognizes the existing gardening and culinary talents of Bangladeshi women living in Detroit. As neighbors, we work together to amplify and expand economic opportunities.
We sell vegetables, offer catering, do pop-up events and teach cooking classes.
Many women in our neighborhood grow vibrant, dense vegetable gardens. The South Asian vegetables they grow, like Bitter Melon, Long Bean and Water Squash are now just as local to Detroit as Michigan Cherries. By working as a decentralized network of home gardens, we are able to "meet people where they are", allowing women to manage their households as well as earn some money.