June 15, 2010
With its the high amount of vacant land, multitude of well-established urban agriculture organizations, more than 800 urban gardens, and additional proposals for new urban farms with the potential to occupy 1,000 acres or more within the city, Detroit presents a unique scenario to become an agricultural city. This report, conducted from June – December 2008, presents some the possibilities as well as expressed desirability of food cultivation on the publicly-owned vacant land in Detroit.
Growing Food in the City: The Production Potential of Detroit's Vacant Land
Kathryn Colasanti, Charlotte Litjens & Mike Hamm