This blighted home in Detroit’s North End neighborhood was razed by Michigan Urban Farming Initiative for $5,000 to make way for a cistern and outdoor community recreation space to be completed this summer.
The city of Detroit spends about $13,000 on average to tear down homes
By Tyler Clifford
Crain’s Detroit Business
Mar 27, 2017
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. provided the all-volunteer nonprofit a $25,000 grant to convert the roughly 2,300-square-foot property into a cistern using technology produced by Saginaw-based Blue Thumb Inc., MUFI President Tyson Gersh said. France-based Garnier LLC also provided a $25,000 grant, in addition to a $50,000 grant in conjunction with New Jersey-based TerraCycle, to develop outdoor recreational space and supporting infrastructure, he said.
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By Wayne Roberts
Mar 24, 2017
Ableman’s understanding of the centrality of engaging the human side of food production (should we call it human-centered food policy?) is the segway to the third body of work considered in this newsletter on urban agricultures?—?the work of Chiara Tornaghi at Coventry University in England.
April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Three Ways To Urban Agricultures: Digging Into Three Very Different Offerings From Three New Books