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Urban farming takes hold in blighted Motor City

by:QY Precision      2019-10-21
The car city is going green.
In a city with too many abandoned, abandoned and destroyed spaces, the Detroit people are fighting back with one of the country\'s largest urban agricultural movements.
Residents, non-profit organizations and businesses are repairing their cities in a sustainable, often edible way.
\"Detroit has become the center of the urban agricultural movement,\" says Rebecca Salimen Witt . \".
Witt operates a non-profit organization called Detroit greening, dedicated to beautifying the city through tree planting, city gardens and other projects.
\"We estimate that there are 1500 to 2000 Gardens in Detroit,\" she said . \".
\"Some of them are small stamp gardens in someone\'s backyard, and some are large-scale urban farms that are growing products for sale as someone\'s main living place.
\"Even automakers are helping: GM started to re-establish last summer
Use of 250 large shipping crates for financing
Garden in the city garden of cadillac.
Last week, the company announced it would expand the project with another 100 steel crates.
Several large Ford funds were also involved in the green program.
A farmer who claims to be a magnetic sun alone says he is a 33-year-old farmer. year-
Old residents of Detroit.
Seeing his friend struggling to support his family, he got tired and started gardening in many places near his home.
Now he grows corn, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow pumpkins, kale, sunflowers, etc.
While walking in his garden, he took a spike of corn from a plant, peeled it and took a bite.
\"I feed the old people in the block, the young people who come down, they help, they bring the food home, we sell a little bit in the market, you know, I feed myself and my family, \"he said.
\"My aunt is 84 years old and has not seen zucchini until last year.
She is 84 years old and she has never seen a pumpkin grow on a plant!
\"This summer, Magnetic Sun found a job in the greening department of Detroit gardens. (
\"They taught me how to plant the biggest tomato I \'ve ever seen --
Bigger than my fist! ”)
Soon he hoped his garden would fully feed himself and his family.
It\'s not surprising that urban gardening has become so popular in Detroit, a welcome contrast.
Residential areas are still full of ruins.
The city was once home to one.
9 million, but only 700,000 residents, left behind an estimated bad acre of land. So well-
The well-attended venue is a welcome surprise.
This is in sharp contrast to the heart of Detroit\'s problem: Detroit\'s land is largely abandoned, lost value, eroded the city\'s tax base, makes it harder for cities to maintain blocks or prevent further decay of open space.
\"Urban agriculture is not a silver bullet for opportunities for vacant land in Detroit,\" said Witt . \".
\"But it must be part of a vacant piece of land . . . . . . Frankly, this is a healthier, greener Detroit created for the Detroit people, and we all want to live in a place like this.
City planner Rob Anderson sees an opportunity in Detroit\'s predicament.
When Anderson became a Detroit city planner two and a half years ago, the city was trying to get out of the crisis.
Now they are trying to restore, renovate and green their way out.
\"When you transform a piece of open space or a burned-out building into such a space, the desire to live in that block is greatly increased.
\"I mean, it\'s a beautiful place, it\'s where people want to go,\" he said . \".
\"People are getting more and more rooted in their place, and that\'s what we need in this town.
During the march, the city rewrote an old decree legalizing urban agriculture in the hope of encouraging the green movement.
Now, allow to grow and sell produce in your backyard.
\"The biggest thing we can do is try not to get out of the way-of course, that makes sense,\" said Brad Dick, head of the city maintenance and Parks Department.
They tried to support the local gardener by discarding the covering collected from the tree removal mission.
In Detroit, east of Detroit, where a tree is growing, businessman John Hantz came up with a solution to fix his neighbor: trees.
Hantz proposed a $30 million plan to buy 300 acres of land to the cityfor $300 each—
It took more than five years to plant trees with land.
Oak trees, maple trees and poplar trees.
Maintain it at the same time.
Once sold, the trees will help the company recover the cost of maintaining the land.
Hantz could even envision planting fruit trees if the community allowed, which would create jobs for picking and selling fruit.
\"Making money is not the driving force here, it\'s an investment that helps Detroit move towards the future,\" said Mike Score, president of Hantz Farm . \".
Outside the headquarters of the Hants farm, several acres of land are covered with trees around dilapidated houses as a model to show neighbors what the Hants farm might look like.
The city has approved the plan, but Hantz still needs approval from emergency manager Kevin Orr, who hopes the approval will end in the summer. (
Not everyone is interested in Hantz\'s plan.
Many people protested and asked why they were not allowed to buy land.
Now community members can buy adjacent lots for only $200. )
Ten years ago, The Greening of Detroit realized that they needed help to take care of all their farms, gardens and parks and find local resources.
They set up the Green Corps to hire high school students at the minimum wage in the summer.
They now have 200 students joining their Green Corps each summer, selected from applicants in 2000.
\"They know that they have not only the opportunity, but also the responsibility to change the status quo,\" she said . \".
\"They know it\'s important to get up every morning and put on a uniform . . . . . . .
This skill is very important for summer work-frankly, it does not mean that children have a lot of opportunities to gain this experience.
\"Urban agriculture is so popular among students that they take the farm to school --
45 Detroit public schools will start integrating this fall
Bed gardens near the school are included in their math, science and economics classes and put the food back into the cafeteria.
\"We teach them how to eat what they grow, which is different from going to the gas station and buying qiddo,\" said Witt . \".
\"People always talk about the difficulty of getting children to eat vegetables.
When they grow these vegetables, it is not difficult at all.
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