I can already see the hipsters squirming. While multiple community gardens have sprung up around the city of Detroit, serious talks of a commercially run urban farm had not yet been floated, until now. John Hantz, of the financial services firm Hantz Group, unveiled plans for "Hantz Farm", in the city of Detroit yesterday, which would convert vacant parcels of land into a full scale farm. While the details of the plan are unclear Hantz hinted to the Detroit Free Press that his farm could, "...grow everything from Christmas trees to fruits and vegetables, with amenities such as a cider mill or horseback riding available."
Meanwhile, since Hantz released the plans for the urban farm yesterday morning, an article in the Detroit News stated that city officials formerly announced that more than 70 acres of vacant land on Detroit's lower east side are slated to be used by Hantz to create the world's largest urban farm.
Moreover, the Detroit News article states that Hantz farm will use Michigan State University as consultation on agricultural and soil science issues, along with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a national leader in community-based food systems.
We'll keep you updated...
See the entire article in the Detroit Free Press here, along with the entire article in the Detroit News here.
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