Detroit: rejuvenation through urban farms, sustainable living & innovation | green streets | Scoop.it

The wide open spaces now prevalent throughout Detroit have given residents an opportunity to reconnect with their food. With supermarkets almost non-existent and drugstores selling mostly processed food (or fresh food imported from South America), civil organisations such as Earthworks are teaching local people everything about growing fruits and vegetables, including planting, harvesting, composting and canning.

"It's not just about surviving," said Shane Bernardo, outreach co-ordinator for Earthworks, the organisation that has led Detroit's urban farming movement. "It's about economic justice, and in the long run, economic resilience."