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A new beginning for the North EndRead Article

The North End has seen terrible times, as residents and community members attest. But thanks to the efforts of developers, artists, and others with a vision, the narrative is shifting. 
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm Close up of a kale growing in Oakland Avenue Urban Farm Site of a farmer's market held on Oakland Avenue Urban Farm's property Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

Detroit's equitable developers share strategies for making the city both prosperous and justRead Article

A number of companies, organizations, and professionals are eschewing a market-driven approach to development. Instead, they're thinking intentionally about the work.

Black to Detroit: Imaginative artistic movement Afrofuturism takes root in DetroitRead Article

Afrofuturism is an artistic and philosophic movement centered around blackness in science fiction. And Detroit is a major hub in the genre. 

Video: Oakland Avenue Urban Farm's Jerry Hebron explains what her farm means to the communityRead Article

The farm not only grows produce for wholesale at the weekly farmers market, but also hosts all kinds of community events, like music performances and workshops.

A neighborhood perspective: How The Platform is thinking differently about Detroit developmentRead Article

The Platform has a slightly unconventional philosophy in Detroit's current development scene: inclusivity. That means, primarily, respecting the character and residents of the neighborhoods the company develops in.

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative seeks funds to build America's first sustainable "agrihood"Read Article

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is looking to strengthen its mission in Detroit's North End neighborhood with the transformation of an abandoned three-story apartment building into a community center by raising $50,000.

North End urban farm makes jams to benefit neighborhoodRead Article

Oakland Avenue Urban Farm in Detroit's North End has always strove to tie their work back to the neighborhood and its history. The same is true for the farm's latest venture, "Afro-Jam."
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The North End is a neighborhood that's generally defined as east of Woodward Ave., west of I-75, south of Webb and north of E. Grand Blvd. It's main commercial corridor, Oakland Ave., has been economically depressed for many years and the residential streets have varying levels of densities. Despite these difficulties, the neighborhood is home to some incredibly innovative and resilient farmers, artists, activists, and developers. 

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