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.
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
Hope for more positive future
12 Mainstream Agrihoods
“Planned Communities” not a new concept
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
Agrihoods just a phase?