Detroit Urban Agriculture Movement Looks to Reclaim Motor City

In Detroit, demolition crews are planning to tear down 10,000 residential buildings over the next four years [as of 2010] that the city has deemed dangerous. But as old structures are coming down, the city is redefining itself in other ways. An estimated 20 to 30 percent of the city’s lots are vacant, and there is a growing urban agriculture movement that community groups are using to reclaim the city. Malik Yakini, chairman of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, gives us a tour of D-Town Farm, one of the biggest urban farms in Detroit

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    this is inspiring , it really is. it gives me hope.
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