The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative has just announced America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood: 3 acres of farmland featuring 2-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden, and more nestled among vacant land and abandoned homes.
Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally approved a plan to allow Hantz Woodlands to buy and transform 150 acres of empty or decrepit Detroit lots, and turn them into the world’s largest urban farm. The Detroit urban farming project has since made great progress, and could serve to inspire other cities to do the same.
After news that 15,000 Detroit households recently had their water shut off caught national attention, brazen animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has offered to turn it back on. There’s just one small caveat: Detroit residents need to adopt a vegan diet.
A recent article by Fortune highlighted the well known social and economic woes of Detroit and also proposed a unique solution to try to heal the Motor City – farming. [ … ]