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Nonprofit's plans for agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods moving forward

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DETROIT — A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1iCBjn7 ) RecoveryPark began construction Friday 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.

PHOTO: In this April 16, 2014 photo, Hantz Farms President Mike Score poses for a photo at a lot that is being prepped and cleared for spring planting of tree saplings for the Hantz Woodlands urban agriculture project in Detroit. Score said plans call for 15,000 trees to be planted May 17, for Hantz Woodlands. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES
In this April 16, 2014 photo, Hantz Farms President Mike Score poses for a photo at a lot that is being prepped and cleared for spring planting of tree saplings for the Hantz Woodlands urban agriculture project in Detroit. Score said plans call for 15,000 trees to be planted May 17, for Hantz Woodlands. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

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.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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