One of the largest-ever urban farming projects in the nation is underway on Detroit’s east side. The 140-acre area is largely abandoned and littered with trash, tires, furniture, rotting homes and discarded boats. The plan by Hantz Farms is to transform the blight into an urban forest with 15,000 hardwood trees.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.