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April 22, 2014

Nonprofit's Detroit farm work moves ahead

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit’s plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward.

The Detroit Free Press reports RecoveryPark has begun construction of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and vegetables will be grown for sale to local restaurants and markets.

RecoveryPark is the work of Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation Inc., which specializes in substance abuse treatment. Long-term plans include hydroponic growing sites and fish farming.

Meanwhile, a mass tree-planting effort is planned May 17 as part of a large-scale project by a company that wants to put vacant Detroit land to agricultural use. Mike Score, president of Hantz Farms, says plans call for 15,000 trees to be planted that day for Hantz Woodlands.

Both projects have been in the works for years.

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