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Detroit Urban Farms

Detroit is shutting down. But Eastern Market is staying open.

Why the food hub plans on keeping its Saturday market running during the coronavirus pandemic.

Detroit’s farmers are losing patience with the city’s outdated livestock laws

An ordinance to allow for farm animals has been in the works since 2014. Why hasn’t it passed?

Flower farms transform vacant lots on Detroit’s east side

The Garden Detroit has grown into multiple lots and a hoop house on vacant lots in Jefferson-Chalmers.

Core Orchards plants 300 apple trees on Detroit’s east side

In 2020, visitors will be able to pick Honeycrisp apples in an orchard in Detroit.

45 small ways to make Detroit a better place

Here are the best ways to get involved and volunteer around Detroit.


Take a stroll through Detroit’s urban agrihood

Curbed’s video team recently visited the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative and their urban agrihood in the middle of Detroit.

MUFI’s urban agrihood to convert blighted home foundation into cistern, community space

In creating a sustainable urban agrihood, the team at MUFI is building a cistern to reduce reliance on the grid and irrigate the two-acre farm.

MUFI launches campaign to create a sustainable urban agrihood

If the Patronicity campaign reaches $50,000, they’ll receive a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Curbed Detroit’s top 10 stories of the year

Two huge mansions, two midcentury masterpieces, an agrihood, a storybook home, and getting out of town were popular with our readers this year.

America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative announced plans to renovate a vacant three-story building into a community center as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

The Oakland Avenue Urban Farm is creating an “Agri-Cultural” landscape in the North End

A $500,000 grant from ArtPlace America will spur an arts-centered redevelopment, including the creation of a hostel, dining hall, and art gallery.

$15 Million Slated for Detroit's Recovery Park

Detroit Wins: MUFI Bags $40K For North End Urban Farm