Sarah Hulett produced this story for Michigan Radio on NOV 23, 2011.
The story begins:
"For a lot of people, living the good life in America means having money in the bank, and a big house on a suburban cul-de-sac.
But in a little corner of Detroit, there's a group of neighbors who say you don’t need to be middle class to live a good, prosperous, dignified life."
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In this article, Dennis Archambault writes about Brightmoor for Model D Media. The article begins:
"For urban farmers Billie and Bill Hickey, it's as much about growing community as growing vegetables and flowers. They grow together.
Formerly residents of the Green Acres neighborhood in Detroit, the Hickeys sold their house earlier this year and moved to Brightmoor, a spacious, blight-ridden district of northwest Detroit. They bought a 750-square foot wood frame house in disrepair and adopted vacant lots owned by the City of Detroit and Wayne County. Well into their first growing season, the Hickey farm is sprouting 24 varieties of vegetables and fruit, including kale, green beans, peppers, potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, tomatoes, leeks, broccoli, various herbs, watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkins, along with a line of multicolored zinnias, begonias and salvias. They planted two plum trees, asparagus, and raspberry bushes for future harvests. "
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CITIES 2010 | The Motor City is facing very hard times, but there is more to Detroit than the usual images of decay.
Susan Olasky wrote this article for World Magazine on March 12, 2010. The story begins:
"DETROIT-It's a challenge to tell stories about people in this city who see its problems and are working hard to be part of its rebirth. It's a challenge because press accounts of Detroit are training us to view the city in three morbid ways."
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Dennis Archambault wrote this article for Model D on October 23, 2009. Photo credit Marvin Shaouni. The article begins:
"There's a lot being made of Detroit's urban farming movement - especially regarding entrepreneurs and land-use implications. But urban farming can also change city residents. Take Brightmoor, for example -- a neighborhood where community efforts to establish a plot of veggies and flowers has impacted its residents in a number of different ways.
When young people tend vegetable and flower gardens on Grayfield Street in Brightmoor, they may be learning about "green," as in ecology, but they're also learning about green, as in money."
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