VIDEO: Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Volunteers under the drive of a nonprofit organization have turned an unused plot of land on Detroit’s North End into a community farmland that produces food for anyone and everyone in the community, and it’s free!

The organization is known as the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), and is an all-volunteer organization with the goal of creating an alternative redevelopment option for urban areas. By using agriculture as a platform, they aim to promote education, sustainability, and a sense of community.

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Whether desiring fresh produce or looking to volunteer your time, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a great place to find what you are looking for. The volunteers and neighborhood are working together; creating a community that helps one another. With MUFI continuing to expand to adjacent buildings, their potential services to the community will grow along with it.

To find out more about the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, visit their site here.

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