08/11/2013 11:35 am ET

Can Arugula Save Detroit? -


In places like New York and Seattle, urban farming is yet another progressive undertaking. For the bankrupt city of Detroit, returning to the land could be a way of starting over. According to Bloomberg, a movement is underway to repurpose the city’s 150,000 vacant lots for locally grown food. Local officials say the project could create jobs, brighten the landscape, and perhaps even help revive the economy.

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