Detroit “Agrihood” Sparks Discussion On Urban Farming

Posted on Mar 24 2018 - 7:54pm by UOG

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An urban farming “agrihood” in Detroit’s North End has received a deluge of attention – both positive and negative.

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, or MUFI, is a nonprofit that proposed what they called “America’s first sustainable urban agrihood” around their two-acre farm in the North End neighborhood of Detroit.

An agrihood is a neighborhood that grows around a farm, often created in a rural area – but MUFI’s proposal is for an agriculture-centered community in the middle of an urban neighborhood.

“It’s no secret that the north end is facing a lot of development pressure right now, and how we choose to implement that is going to have a profound impact on the people here and the people that are moving here,” said MUFI’s co-founder and president, Tyson Gersh. “We truly think that the way we are approaching this is going to be inclusive. Everybody is going to be able to win together.”

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