Urban Farming in Detroit

Urban Farming in Detroit

Sarah Coffey
Jun 11, 2008

Listening to NPR this morning, we heard a story about how Detroit's Wayne County is dealing with the mortgage crisis. They've started converting abandoned lots into urban farms...

Since the foreclosed land has very little value for Detroit, the county has agreed to donate 20 lots to non-profit group Urban Farming and provide the land with water. There are no fences in these gardens, and community residents are welcome to take food. Leftover crops from the pilot program are donated to food bank programs. To see the full story from NPR News, click here.

Photos: Charla Bear/NPR

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