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Detroit's getting a new "Agrihood," looks to transform neighborhood through sustainability

This latest project in Detroit’s North End ties neighborhood growth along with agriculture. One of the more interesting storylines in Detroit’s transformation has been the rise of urban agriculture. The variety of uses of land across the city — and what is going to happen to them long term — is constantly evolving. Totaling about three acres and nestled in a neighborhood among vacant land, occupied and abandoned homes, The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) urban “agrihood” as they cal...

Children's Sensory Garden In Detroit Is Looking For Your Vote In National Competition

Sometimes, it’s really easy to help a cause. In this case, just a click. Detroit’s Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is in competition with three other cities for a $40,000 Urban Farming Grant from Scott’s Miracle Gro. The grant would a fund a Children’s Sensory Garden in Detroit’s New Center neighborhood. The grant is part of a commitment to garden and green space development through GRO1000, a community outreach initiative that was launched in 2011. The aim of GRO1000 is the creation of 1...

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