Fresh Produce For A Neighborhood In Need

May 11, 2015

May 9, 2015 – Detroit, MI  Thirty-five volunteers joined neighborhood residents near Brush and Custer to plant vegetables, herbs, and flowers on a one-acre lot that’s part of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.

Tyson Gersh, co-founder of this 100% volunteer-run nonprofit was among the workers.  He says MUFI helps revitalize neighborhoods with sustainable agriculture while providing fresh produce at a “pay what you can” rate for those in need.  This one-acre parcel and several nearby lots are slated for the eventual planting of more than 200 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are currently germinating in a donated greenhouse.

Time to Help volunteers and residents weeded, mowed grass, swept debris, and prepped beds for planting.  They also transplanted romaine lettuce and picked spinach.

For more information on the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, visit

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