Detroit? Farming Mecca?! My 1st story for you is one of the greatest things I’ve read in a while. I’m from Lansing, MI, just under 2 hours Northwest of Detroit, so this idea is of special interest to me, but anyone who lands here is probably going to dig the it.
I’ve been known to speak about how Detroit could well rise up from it’s tattered industrial history and become something entirely new (bittersweet how adversity lends itself so well to transformation), but this article poses a vision far beyond what I could have dreamt up.
The author makes it seem plausible. To begin with, Detroit is already vacant of big box stores. Imagine, not a Costco or Walmart for miles around…and they’ve got a supportive mayor and strong grassroots community organization.
I’ll leave you to read the story, and I encourage you to try to shush all those voices that will come up saying”yeah right” and the like, and just allow yourself to sink deeply into this possibility…