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Hantz Farms seeing new success with urban farming in Detroit

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To date, Hantz Farms has torn down 62 structures while planting more than 24,000 saplings. It’s the regular mowing that has the remaining neighbors most pleased.

By Matthew Smith
WXYZ)
Jun 30, 2017

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He points out that their idea isn’t rocket science. Years ago the mind trust behind Hantz Farms wanted to build trees that reaped fruit: apple trees, and similar bushes. The neighborhood reaction wasn’t good. The fear was that more pests would be drawn to the area, so the Hantz Farms group pivoted and devoted their work toward planting hardwoods that could one day be harvested as a timber crop.

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July 6, 2017   Comments Off on Hantz Farms seeing new success with urban farming in Detroit

36-Year-Old Bushwick Garden Razed in New York, Sold to Developer to Usher in ‘New Era’

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A neglected 36-year-old community garden — once a vibrant hub for block parties and cookouts and home to the largest vegetable patch in the neighborhood — was bulldozed last week

By Gwynne Hogan and Janon Fisher
DNA Info
June 29, 2017

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In it’s heyday, the green space — also known as The Secret Garden — was a leafy retreat, rising from the ashes of burned-out Broadway with sprawling vegetable patches of cabbage, collard greens, string beans, turnips, scallions, rutabagas and white onions, according to a 1983 New York Times report. The story said the garden was likely the largest vegetable patch in Bushwick, decades before urban farming became a fad.

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