Urban farming... only more so
mobbsey at gn.apc.org
Fri Aug 6 15:09:48 BST 2010
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Interesting video, but a pity they didn't link the concept into local
economics and local food -- that would crate a more strategic vision of what
former industrial areas might be able to do to address 'peak everything'!
Urban farming bid to revive Detroit
BBC News, Thursday, 5 August 2010
The woes of the auto industry have decimated Detroit, leaving behind miles of
waste land and abandoned homes.
Now one of the area's richest men is hoping to revive the region with a farm
centred in the urban environment.
Katty Kay has been to meet John Hantz who hopes his $30m (£18.9m) investment
will improve the neighbourhood and spur development.
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