Urban Farming

Large scale commercial urban farming is about to begin in Detroit, a city with more vacant city blocks than Our Fair City even has.

The just announced proposal would use 70 acres on Detroit’s lower east side for the first venture, which would aim to grow fruits and vegetables.  While few details are available other information released by the developer/farmer, the Hantz Group, envisions plots with a variety of produce (even Christmas trees), windmills for electrical power and horse riding and hiking/running trails.  Many jobs would be created.


Difficult details include land assemblage and costs. 

Article links: Detroit Free Press, Detroit News

The blog I found this on in the first place:  Detroit Army

Maybe this is something that has potential here in the City of NO.  No?


One Response

  1. It would be tremendous if this could begin in a few places in NO. I’ve seen articles in CityBusiness and Gambit about similar, smaller projects, some just individuals intheir yards but others doing a bigger more public space. And Hollygrove Market….

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