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Nonprofit's Agriculture Work In Detroit Moves Ahead

Apr 21, 2014

A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward.  

Gary Wozniak, representing RecoveryPark is standing in a field that he wants to use for urban agriculture in Detroit ...
Credit recoverypark.org

The Detroit Free Press reports RecoveryPark began construction last Friday of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and vegetables will be grown for sale to local restaurants and markets.

RecoveryPark is the work of Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation Inc., which specializes in substance abuse treatment. Long-term plans include hydroponic growing sites and fish farming.

Meanwhile, a mass tree-planting effort is planned May 17 as part of a large-scale project by a company that wants to put vacant Detroit land to agricultural use.

Mike Score, president of Hantz Farms, says plans call for 15,000 trees to be planted that day for Hantz Woodlands.

Both projects have been in the works for years.

Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com