Who we are
Growing Pontiac was born when Jill Robinson of the Oakland County Treasurer’s office started the Lots of Possibility program to make affordable county-owned lots available to Pontiac residents interested in community and agricultural use. With her background as a Greening of Detroit staff member and the increasing number of folks interested in starting gardens (and solving garden problems like groundhogs!), it was clear that the city deserved a great garden resource and support network. She gathered a volunteer team and began to focus on offering classes, gatherings, seeds and building a community garden with the help of community partners.