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Think about urban farming to boost jobs, repurpose land in Detroit

Think about urban farming to boost jobs, repurpose land in Detroit Providing healthy food sources in an urban environment is critical and could have a longer-term positive impact on developing good eating habits and job creation. As Detroit continues to rebound, a vital part of its resurgence and job creation could … Full News here […]

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The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit Located not far from Downtown Detroit, Willerer launched his urban farming business on just one acre of land. During his first year, Willerer earned almost the equivalent of his teaching salary. His venture, Brother Nature Produce, sells locally grown … Full News here – Read more […]

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Fauria hosts Foot Golf tourney for Urban Farming

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria hosted a charity Foot Golf tournament on Tuesday to benefit the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Hantz Woodlands urban farming project in Detroit could be focus of Spike TV series

Where John Hantz went, so did cameras last week. Full News here – Detroit News

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Whole Foods exec sees opportunity in Detroit’s urban farming, artisanal food scene

The Whole (Foods) deal: Red Elk Banks of Whole Foods Market says the grocery chain sees plenty of business opportunities in Detroit. Banks discussed those opportunities, the pending opening of Whole Foods’ first Detroit outlet and other food issues in a Bridge Q&A. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Is Farming An Answer to Detroit’s Problems?

Nearly one third of the land in Detroit is vacant.  No houses, no families, no taxes.  Some say urban gardens and orchards are a good way to make use of this potentially valuable land. Detroit is a city with a split personality.  There are sections that are booming.  And there are parts that are vacant, […]

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MoveOn.org allegations of Monsanto farming collaboration in Detroit untrue, Hantz Farms says

A Royal Oak MoveOn.org member sent out an email on Monday stating that Hantz Farms is tied to the agricultural gene engineering company and “pesticide superpower” Monsanto. Full News here – Detroit News

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