Detroit’s Urban Farming Revolution

A fascinating insight into a growing movement of urban farming in the largely abandoned Detroit. From the Guardian:

Covington’s story is simple. Finding himself unemployed and living back in the blighted neighbourhood that he had grown up in, he decided to improve things by turning vacant lots into vegetables plots. Not only did the work improve the look of Georgia Street it also started to change local people’s lives: reasserting community pride and helping people have healthier diets in a city where fresh food is unforgivably scarce.

Check out the inspiring music video of the community building Georgia Street farm from the ground up – a true lesson in what can be achieved when communities come together and take action to improve their lives:

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