Detroit: Urban Farming Revolution

Dandelion Salad

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/earthrise/2012/08/2012817102031778843.html

Earthworks Urban Farm

Image by detroitunspun via Flickr

Jul 2, 2012 – Al Jazeera English

In the early 20th century the American city of Detroit was a booming industrial powerhouse and world leader in car manufacturing. But since the major car companies closed their factories, more than a million taxpayers have moved out of Detroit, leaving behind more than 100 square kilometers of vacant land, and nearly 40,000 abandoned houses. A group of visionary residents are now sowing the seeds of an urban farming revolution.

earthrise – Series three, episode seven: Detroit: Urban Farming

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