The effort to grow new jobs in Detroit through food systems, urban agriculture and aquaculture has taken an important step forward. Over the last three years, through the efforts of the Urban Agriculture Work group and it’s many contributors, Detroit has crafted a comprehensive policy which will benefit it’s residents and aspiring farmers.
This ordinance paves the way for farmers to acquire and clean up land, employ Detroiters and begin to build on our longstanding vision.
Your voice is important! Please continue to follow the progress of the ordinance as it is presented to City Council in January and hopefully the Mayor in February.
To quote the Wall Street Journal: Detroit has more than 200,000 vacant parcels—almost half of them residential plots—that generate no significant tax revenue and would cost more to maintain than the city can afford. Finding new uses for this land has become one of the most pressing challenges for a city that lost a quarter of its population in the past decade.
For RecoveryPark, our vision has always about getting land in use and people back to work; the ordinance is a critical step to making that happen. It is only with your help that we can create an urban food system that helps our residents, and our city recover.
RecoveryPark: Detroit’s Productive lancscape
Monday, December 10th, 11:00 a.m. est
Discussion with RecoveryPark’s Gary Wozniak and Christine Geith of Michigan State University
Explore the regenerative opportunities of the productive landscape within the urban context and the broad collaborative efforts to develop solutions to the many challenges that face our shrinking metropolis.
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