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Detroit: We’re No. 1 — in community gardening

Numerous others pull in $3,000 to $5,000 in profits each year.

By Larry Gabriel
Metro Times
May 23, 2012

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Detroit is home to more community gardens than any other city in the United States. With more than 1,200 gardens, we have more per square mile — nine-plus — and more per capita than our closest competitors, according to numbers generated by the Greening of Detroit’s Gardening Resource Program. Our closest competitors, Cleveland, New York City and a few others, have at best four per square mile, and our per capita numbers are twice the closest competition.

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Community gardens giving back in Dothan, Alabama


Michael Jackson talks about Aunt Katie’s Community Garden that he started up with others in the community in April. Photo by Jay Hare.

“It’s a teaching garden,” Jackson said. “ … This encourages the community to have self-sufficiency.”

By Peggy Ussery
Dothan Eagle
June 03, 2012

Excerpt:

For years, Michael Jackson has worked as an advocate for preventing childhood obesity, serving on a task force and pushing physical education in schools.

And after years of pushing and advocating with policy-makers and politicians, he was frustrated.

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