How Growing Vegetables Is Changing The Face Of An Bankrupt City (Video)


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Detroit was once said to have risen from the ashes after a devastating fire in the late 1800s. Today, Detroit is rising from the ashes once again, in a different way. This documentary looks urban farming in Detroit as well as some of the other struggles the city and it's residents face.

In the early 20th century the American city of Detroit was a booming industrial powerhouse and world leader in car manufacturing. But since the major car companies closed their factories, more than a million taxpayers have moved out of Detroit, leaving behind more than 100 square kilometres of vacant land, and nearly 40,000 abandoned houses. A group of visionary residents are now sowing the seeds of an urban farming revolution.

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