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Detroit Urban Farming

Two Men, Two Farms and a Legacy We Can All Learn From

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Nancy Kotting

Unknown to one another, Walter and Rex made the same decision in the end, and in so doing, have left us with a lesson anyone who eats food and walks on soil needs to know: Our connection to, and knowledge of, the food we eat, the land upon which we grow it and the people who plow, plant and pick it is more important to our future than all the money in the world.

Where Is the Funding in Detroit's Farm-to-Fork Movement?

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Detroit
Pro Journo

Steady access to capital is still a long ways off for pioneering local food entrepreneurs in Detroit. However, cooperation amongst entrepreneurs and mounting advocacy for innovative business structures are bringing secure funding into the horizon.

The Urban Jungle: April Philips Has a Concrete Plan for Tasty City Landscapes

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

I witnessed April Philips help create the Dixie School Rain Garden, in Marin County, California, a few years ago. Philips can build a school garden with her eyes closed and one hand behind her back. That's chump change to her!

David Sands

Hantz Farms' Divisive Deal | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council tabled discussion over the proposed sale of an enormous plot of city-owned land to the Hantz Farms development company at a marat...

David Sands

Divisive Hantz Farms Land Deal Could Be Nearing The Finish Line | David Sands | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

The name Hantz Farms conjures up strong reactions from many Detroiters -- especially those involved with the city's urban agriculture movement. After ...

It's a Myth That Detroit Is a Food Desert

Jay Walljasper | Posted 10.23.2012 | Detroit
Jay Walljasper

So what makes Detroit different in the public imagination from other cities grappling with budget deficits, unemployment, crime, racial divisions or political corruption? In large part, it's disinformation.

David Sands

Bringing Detroit's Toxic Soil Back To Life | David Sands | Posted 07.26.2012 | Detroit

Believe it or not, Theodore Kozerski's garden experiment began as an archaeological dig. The Row House, located on Sixth Street between Porter and...

World's Largest Urban Farm Moves Closer To Realty

Posted 07.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's urban farmers have been waving their pitchforks indignantly over it for years, but a controversial agriculture deal between the city of Detr...

Urban Designer, Educator, Farmer Emmanuel Pratt Leads With Vision

Model D | Zak Rosen | Posted 04.20.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. This isn’t just a story about teaching a man (or woman) how to fish. It’s more about teaching him ...