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Detroit: Turning Fords into Plowshares?

Topics: Clean & Green, Lifestyle & Culture | Add A CommentBy admin | July 11, 2008

A non-profit called “Urban Farming” has innovative ideas for sustainable urban renewal.

Having grown up in the shadow of Detroit’s Beirut-like inner-city crumbling buildings, it’s exciting for me to find out that someone’s working on an innovative and green idea for re-vitalizing parts of the city. Urban Farming is a non-profit whose mission is to “eradicate hunger while increasing diversity, motivating youth and seniors and optimizing the production of unused land for food and alternative energy”. Sounds to me like a great prescription for many of Detroit’s problems. This BBC News piece has a nice overview, and Urban Farming’s media page has many more press links.