Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Detroit: World's Largest Urban Farm?

The popular press has reported recently on the plans of Detroit financier John R. Hantz to create the world's largest urban farm in Detroit, using vacant and blighted land on which to build the project.  The primary purpose of the farm will be to grow local fruit and vegetables for local consumption--something needed in a city without a single national grocery chain within its city limits and where supply of such foods is lacking.  Click here to learn more.  I'll be sharing with you related legal issues in upcoming weeks.

Will Cook

Charleston School of Law

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Will -

Wow! I had no idea Detroit had no national chain grocery stores! That's a really astounding fact. I deal with individual neighborhoods and small communities lacking grocery store access, but an entire city!? It boggles the mind.

Posted by: Jamie Baker Roskie | Jan 6, 2010 9:07:22 AM

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