07 Oct '11, 11am

What to do with an empty lot? Turn it into a farm, of course! [VIDEO]

After years of neglect and decay, there's a lot of excitement in Detroit these days. All over the city, once-abandoned lots are being turned into thriving urban farms. In this video, we follow Greg and Olivia from Detroit Dirt and Brother Nature Produce . They have an acre of empty-lot land that they've turned into a small farm. They're also developing a compost center in the city for easy farmer access. Food52 coordinated the volunteers for the day. Watch the video here and check out Food52's

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