Growing Food in the City: The Production Potential of Detroit's Vacant Land

June 15, 2010 - Author: , Charlotte Litjens,

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.

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Authors

Kathryn Colasanti

Kathryn Colasanti
colokat@msu.edu

Mike Hamm

Mike Hamm
mhamm@msu.edu


For more information visit:

Center for Regional Food Systems

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