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.
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!
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.