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Detroit urban farm receives $100,000 in grants to repurpose blighted home site

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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

Excerpt:

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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Three Ways To Urban Agricultures: Digging Into Three Very Different Offerings From Three New Books

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Gardening activist Chiara Tornaghi and her assistant. “How to set up your own urban agricultural project with a socio-environmental justice perspective.”

By Wayne Roberts
Medium
Mar 24, 2017

Excerpt:

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.

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