Urban Farming holds out the promise of renewal for Detroit
Green (Living) Review
APRIL 17, 2009
by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A Michigan-based financial group has announced ambitious plans to turn large swathes of crime-ridden Detroit into urban farmland. When one mentions Detroit most people will immediately think about the auto industry or music. Ultimately, the Hantz Group is looking at turning up to 10,000 acres of inner city Detroit - almost a 10th of the city's 143-square-mile area - into urban farmland.