Over the week­end I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the Michi­gan Urban Farm­ing Ini­tia­tive (MUFI). We took a look at their plots and ongo­ing work in the gar­dens. Then we checked out a build­ing they are work­ing to acquire and con­vert the back half into a hydro/aquaponics facil­i­ty. Detroit has lost about 200,000 peo­ple in the last dozen years. That’s a big hit and it leaves a lot of emp­ty prop­er­ty. MUFI is buy­ing up aban­doned homes, demol­ish­ing them and recy­cling the mate­ri­als into their grow­ing urban agri­cul­ture ini­tia­tive. In a sense, MUFI is an organ­ic crea­ture itself; tak­ing in resources from it’s envi­ron­ment and using them become a thriv­ing enti­ty. But I digress…

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Darin, Mike, Aaron and I with the MUFI booth at a Youth and Health event in Detroit.

 

 

 

 

 

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