2,000 Households Feeds For Free From The First “Healthy Garden” in America

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The Healthy garden is located in Detroit, Michigan, and feeds 2,000 households in the area. Adults and children can learn about sustainable healthy garden and agriculture when they take part in the food forest’s development.

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI)

We are the only species on Earth that pays to live on the planet. This continues, despite the fact that there is presently more than enough resources to care for everybody.

Perhaps one of the ways inspired activists will make this ambition a reality is to install more community healthy gardens which can offer nutrient-dense food to local civilians for free!

If it sounds too good to be true, look no further than what has developed in Michigan. Inhabitat reports that in the city of Detroit – which is recognized as a location where many families are affected by economic imbalance, America’s first urban ‘Agrihood’ healthy garden exists and it feeds approximately 2,000 households.

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is responsible for implementing the three-acre project. Two acres of the land is devoted to growing crops, such as fruits and vegetables, and the remaining one acre allows for a fruit orchard with 200 trees. Additionally, a sensory garden has been constructed for kids to experience and learn more about sustainable agriculture.

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Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI)

MUFI explains it’s project as an alternative neighborhood growth model which centers around urban agriculture. Co-founder and president of the non-profit, Tyson Gersh, explained in a statement:

 “Over the last four years, we have grown from an urban garden that provides fresh produce for our residents to a diverse, agricultural campus that has helped sustain the neighborhood, attracted new residents and area investment.”

Volunteers are essential for MUFI to flourish. Reportedly, plans are in the works to construct a 3,200 square-foot Community Resource Center at the agrihood. The building will serve as a colorful headquarters and education center. Nearby, a health food cafe will also be built, and it will likely utilize crops grown in the urban food forest.