Detroit Urban Farming Initiative Boosts Healthy Eating – Grapevine – September 2013 – Detroit

To fully appreciate the value of fresh produce in Detroit, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, or MUFI, says you have to get your hands dirty. The agricultural nonprofit hosts “volunteer days” at its urban farm grounds every Saturday with hopes of harvesting a new breed of produce-conscious Detroiters.

Recently, the initiative partnered with Whole Foods Market in Detroit to host a kid-centered volunteer day, offering children a lesson in farming with an emphasis on the hands-on learning approach.

“They were so excited. Weeding, harvesting, planting, watering – and the kids loved every bit of it,” says Versandra Kennebrew, marketing and community relations specialist at Whole Foods. After a hard day’s work, the participating children shared in a large garden salad filled with the fruits of their farming efforts. More…

Detroit Urban Farming Initiative Boosts Healthy Eating – Grapevine – September 2013 – Detroit.

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