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State Senator Joe Hune tours Motor City, trumpets urban farming


Sen. Virgil Smith and Sen. Joe Hune led a tour of some hotbeds of urban agriculture in Detroit. By MIRS News.

“It was eye-opening to see what is happening and the level (at which) it is happening and the level folks are involved.”

By Christopher Behnan
Livingston Daily
May 2, 2011

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State Sen. Joe Hune said the same work ethic he learned growing up on a Livingston County farm could be developed on Detroit lands, where he said agricultural operations could provide a modest boost to the troubled city.

Hune, R-Hamburg Township, was among about 24 lawmakers, city leaders and farming officials and media who toured the Motor City’s growing number of farming operations last week.

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Chicago Students Create Urban Farming Project in Chicago Public Schools

“Of the 10 grocery stores in our community, only one sold fresh produce. You had to go a long way to buy a tomato.”

By Dreux Dougall
Frugivore
May 2, 2012

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Some Chicago roofs have gotten a much needed facelift in recent months, as students from Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School in Chicago helped to install greenhouses on top of their school buildings.

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Duke Farms Community Garden offers 420 plots

Hillsborough, N.J Garden will grow from 2.5 acres to 5 acres with room for expansion in 32 adjacent acres.

Duke Farms opened a Community Garden in Spring 2011 to provide people with the opportunity to grow produce that is healthy for them in a way that is friendly to the environment. The garden began with 210 plots, and in 2012 expanded to 420 plots.

Duke Farms will offer plots of land for what foundation officials say will be the biggest community garden in the country,

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