The Urban Farming Guys

Hantz Woodlands, Detroit - by Hantz Farms®

The same market forces that have led to a reshaping of Detroit have opened discussions among global leaders about the challenges of feeding an expanding global population with changing energy resources.

A consensus has formed around a belief that production of high-value horticultural crops needs to be re-integrated within urban economies. Food sheds containing a spectrum of small to large scale commercial ventures are envisioned. Achieving this goal will improve consumer access to key agricultural products.

Hantz Farms works with universities, businesses, and foundations to study impacts of commercial agriculture on "quality of life" in Detroit, Michigan.

As agricultural production is established on the city's lower-east side research and educational initiatives will measure impacts of farm operations on:

- Economic development

- Environmental quality

- Neighborhood stabilization

- Consumer understanding of agriculture and natural resource management

Hantz Woodlands is available to participate in education and consulting work that assists leaders in expanding and improving urban agriculture as a new commercial sector within urban economies.


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