Detroit Links: Can Farming Save the Motor City?
This green veil is proof of how far this city has fallen from its industrial heyday and, to a small group of investors, a clear sign. Detroit, they say, needs to get back to what it was before Henry Ford moved to town: farmland.
"There's so much land available and it's begging to be used," said Michael Score, president of the Hantz Farms, which is buying up abandoned sections of the city's 139-square-mile landscape and plans to transform them into a large-scale commercial farm enterprise."Farming is how Detroit started," Score said, "and farming is how Detroit can be saved."
3. Front page story from yesterday's (Sunday) Washington Post, "A Hard Downshift in Detroit: Poll of Detroit residents finds grim conditions but optimistic outlooks."