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Growing Joy Community Garden, Detroit

In an area of Detroit that once was a neighborhood of 66 homes, about six that are lived in still stand. Many of the empty lots have become Edith Floyd's garden--apparently buying up or taking over empty lots for renewed use is becoming known as "blotting."

" I just want to plant some food. Every time a house comes down I try to dig it out and plant some food, so that's how I started." Edith Floyd currently gardens 28 lots, and is aiming for more.

Read the entire story by Patrick Crouch via Grist here.



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