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Podcast: Urban Farming Finds a Niche

A century ago, it was not uncommon to see crops, orchards and even farm animals within Detroit city limits. In fact, after it was first settled in the 18th century, the entire town was used for growing food. Industrialization, of course, changed that and changed the landscape of the city.

But now a small, but growing number of people are interested in returning vacant space in Detroit to what it once was: farm country. Greg Willerer, whose Brother Nature Produce sits on a small acre on the Southwest side; and Lottie Spady, an advocate of city agrarians, say the time has come to use land that homes and factories have disappeared from for creating new opportunities in agriculture.

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