Video: Drone captures large urban farm project in Detroit

Abandoned houses attract fires and crime.
The area is riddled with blight and abandonment. (Steve Neavling/MCM)

More than 1,000 volunteers helped plant oak trees on 20 acres of Detroit’s lower east side Saturday afternoon.

An iTV-Detroit drone captured the action as Hantz Farms launched one of the largest urban farming experiments in the nation. The idea is to transform 140 acres of blight – purchased from the city for 0,000 – into tidy rows of trees that will eventually be harvested.
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Check out our photo gallery of the area before the project began.

Steve Neavling

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.

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