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Changing Detroit’s Urban Landscape, One Lot At A Time

By admin | December 15, 2011

Photo: dailyinvention

Photo: dailyinvention

By: Michele Wolfson

Edith Floyd is making Detroit urban farms, empty lot by empty lot. From vacant to verdant, Growing Joy Community Garden is binding together neighborhoods through community gardens. The equation is simple- more vacant lots in a neighborhood equals less stability in that neighborhood. The solution? Community gardens. That’s where Detroit, with a staggering 27% vacancy rate, has succeeded. Read More

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Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners

By mahir | December 3, 2010

Two weeks ago, the first Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference took place at Brooklyn College.  The event brought together black farmers from the South, urban growers from the North, and food activists from all over to discuss the importance of passing on the roots of black farmers in America.

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