urban gardening http://michiganradio.org en Vacant lots in Flint are becoming urban gardens http://michiganradio.org/post/vacant-lots-flint-are-becoming-urban-gardens <p>There are more than 12,000 vacant lots in Flint, and Genesee county is trying to change that.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:00:20 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18283 at http://michiganradio.org Vacant lots in Flint are becoming urban gardens 'The Gift Of Detroit': Tilling urban terrain http://michiganradio.org/post/gift-detroit-tilling-urban-terrain Detroit is a surprisingly green landscape during the spring and summer months. The site of many houses that are crumbling, boarded up or missing altogether is tempered by community gardens and even some urban farms.<p>There are some serious urban gardeners in this country, but few can match the agricultural output of Paul Weertz.<p>"I farm about 10 acres in the city, and alfalfa's my thing. I bale about a thousand bales a year," he says.<p>That's alfalfa grown within Detroit city limits. Sun, 02 Oct 2011 15:25:37 +0000 Jon Kalish 4404 at http://michiganradio.org 'The Gift Of Detroit': Tilling urban terrain It's small biz versus gardeners in Detroit's Cass Corridor http://michiganradio.org/post/its-small-biz-versus-gardeners-detroits-cass-corridor <p>Liz Blondy opened <a href="http://www.caninetofivedetroit.com/">Canine to Five </a>&ndash; a dog daycare &ndash; on Cass Avenue six years ago. It&rsquo;s a location few entrepreneurs have dared stake a claim, but Blondy has been successful. So successful, she wants to buy the two city-owned lots adjacent to her business, and expand. Trouble is, that&rsquo;s the site of a beloved community garden that&rsquo;s been there longer than her business.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:24:44 +0000 Sarah Hulett 2826 at http://michiganradio.org It's small biz versus gardeners in Detroit's Cass Corridor