Detroit’s Urban Farms Provide a Colorful Harvest
Many cities and counties tout their community gardens or new regulations allowing folks to sell their garden produce on the market, but Detroit actually FARMS. While some bemoan Detroit’s contraction, others are seeing a long term opportunity in urban farming. Earthworks Urban Farm has led this revolution and has been working with the community to develop farms within the city since 1997. Last month while I visited Detroit, I had the opportunity to tour Earthworks’ properties in northeastern Detroit. It’s harvest season in Detroit, and my eyes were cast wide open as I marveled at the city’s bounty. Michigan as a whole is a farming wonder. With hard word, dedication, and perseverance, Detroit may just turn the idea of what makes a city on its head. And with today being World Food Day and Blog Action Day, I cannot think of a better showcase of what the future could like than Detroit. Explore our coverage of farming and agriculture. Join the Blog Action Day conversation on Twitter!