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Peacock Room during Small Business Saturday Photo by Marvin Shaouni
Where some people might see a fallow, empty lot, others see potential -- not only for fruits and vegetables, but for a rebirth of the city. Can Detroit turn around on the backs of climbing beans and tomato plants? Maybe not, but urban farming will likely play an important role either way.
Urban Farming Features
Taking root: Just in time for growing season, we begin series on urban farming in the D
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Earthwork's Patrick Crouch is a busy guy, serving on food policy councils and collaborating with other players in Detroit's growing agricultural networks and projects. But not too busy to write about developments here getting attention around the world. Welcome aboard, friend.
The greening of Brightmoor: Urban farming goes northwest
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Urban agriculture is more than just about farming. Much more. Detroiters Bill and Billie Hickey moved from Green Acres to the wide open spaces of Brightmoor, where they see an opportunity to cultivate community life and grow economic justice. Not to mention 24 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Dennis Archambault puts on his rubber boots and reports from the pumpkin patch.
John Hantz: The man has a plan, but does Detroit have a farming future?
Kelli B. Kavanaugh
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
John Hantz wants to put $30 million over 10 years and create in Detroit what would be the largest urban farm in the world. The plan has critics, but it's also got a lot of people the world over watching Detroit.
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Source: New York Times Magazine
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Source: Real Detroit
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