Detroit Urban Farming Plan Shifts to Be More Neighborly

Posted on May 13 2017 - 7:47pm by UOG

apple-970352_960_720“The revised plan focuses less on agribusiness and more on beautifying the neighborhood, with some economic opportunities for entrepreneurs.”

“The orchard will feature a green space area for picnics, and a pathway for walking and biking. Residents will be able to sign up for membership to use a 2,100-square-foot hoop house for year-round gardening. A weekly farmers market during the summer months will allow those gardeners to sell their produce. Any excess crops will be used at Wolverine’s soup kitchen, which is across the street from the site and which the nonprofit wants to renovate for use as a commercial space. There, entrepreneurs can prepare food for retail, and a chef will offer community cooking classes.”

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