MUFI: Urban Agrihood


Urban Agrihood: An Urban Environment that uses agriculture as the center of it’s mission to feed, employ and grow that urban c

ommunity. Also known as a community situated around a farm.

Similar to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program.

MUFI = Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Founded in late 2011, The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is an all-volunteer nonprofit whose mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to uplift and empower urban neighborhoods, solve social problems, and develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities. The group’s focus is the redevelopment and growth of a two-square block in Detroit’s North End through alternative and cost-efficient models.

  • 2-Acre Garden/Orchard

  • Feeds 2,000 Housholds within 2 miles

  • Has attracted new residents and area investments

  • In the process of building a Community Resource Center

  • Connected with large investors BASF, General Motors, Herman Miller etc.

Read Full Press Release here: http://www.miufi.org/america-s-first-urban-agrihood

Outcome of an Agrihood

:

  • Agricultural Education

  • Work Ethic

  • Collaboration/ Teamwork

  • Nutrition

  • Hope for more positive future

Helpful Links:

  • Agrihood Definition

  • http://millerplantfarm.com/about-us/our-news/farmers-feed/200-what-s-an-agrihood.html

  • 12 Mainstream Agrihoods

  • http://www.shareable.net/blog/12-agrihoods-taking-farm-to-table-living-mainstream

  • “Planned Communities” not a new concept

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/agrihood-the-cannery-davis-california_us_55ce205ce4b07addcb42d5b0

  • Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

  • http://www.miufi.orgIs

  • Agrihoods just a phase?

  • http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/03/is-farm-to-table-living-in-agrihoods-just-a-phase/

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