Richard Longworth


Forget Urban Farms. We Need a Wal-Mart Wal-Marts in Cities Mean Better Food

Plans for urban farms in Detroit get a lot press. But the author argues that they aren't going to come close to fixing the city's food desert.

Residents of Detroit are digging up vacant lots in their emptying city and turning them into urban farms. These little plots are an important source for produce for Detroiters for one big reason: there aren’t many other sources.

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