26 Apr '11, 11pm

Students fight to save innovative garden-based public school in Detroit

When I visited Detroit last summer, I found it to be a place of extremes. On the one hand, a city buckling under the weight of decades of deindustrialization, white flight, and abandonment -- a city so gripped by economic malaise that it contained not even a single full-service supermarket. On the other, it also seemed a a veritable beehive of community organizing, based mainly around urban agriculture. It's not hard to see why the city's community leaders have settled on urban ag. It takes two devastating problems -- a surfeit of abandoned land, a lack of grocery stores -- and turns them into, respectively, a resource and an opportunity. Abundant land can be used to grow high-quality fresh food, which which will then find a ready market among a citizenry that relies heavily on liquor stores for food shopping. I wrote up my impressions of Detroit in a broad overview and in...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-04-26-students...

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