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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe In the early 20th century the American city of Detroit was a booming industrial powerhouse and world leader in car manufacturing. But since the major car companies closed their factories, more than a million taxpayers have moved out of Detroit, leaving behind more than 100 square kilometres of vacant land, and nearly 40,000 abandoned houses. A group of visionary residents are now sowing the seeds of an urban farming revolution. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless.’ Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=… Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsFarming our future — The urban agriculture revolution | David Gingera | TEDxManitobaearthrise – The Great Green WallGreen Revolution Series: Green RoofsHantz Farms: Detroit’s Saving GraceUS city adopts eco-friendly ‘vertical farming’Urban Gardening with City Beet Farm on Shaw TV

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11 Comments

  • brian lane 1 year ago

    Detroit has some of the most fertile farm ground in the state it is river bottom.The factories should have been built up north in the sand.

  • Julian Gomez 1 year ago

    Kudos Detroit! I'm inspired to learn more and get involved in my local community!

  • tkgoody70 1 year ago

    how do you dislike this video?

  • chuchu nwachukwu 1 year ago

    most inspiring thing Av seen all day

  • keithempower 1 year ago

    I hope this Documentary inspires a whole generation of young people to become #UrbanFarmers #FreedomGrowers

  • keithempower 1 year ago

    I hope this Documentary inspires a whole generation of young people to become #UrbanFarmers #FreedomGrowers

  • richiexp2 1 year ago

    I think it's simple to know the difference btw GMO and organic since GMO crops don't produce it's own seeds; why are ppl like you so unhappy when you see blk people doing something progressive with their lives.

  • metalhead420fuq 1 year ago

    haha, i dont know about all that, but we should all grow food. a pine is nice, but apples are good. 🙂

  • TheVee909 1 year ago

    this sounds good but don't know why U blk ppl still trust the Damn devil, there probably giving these ppl GMO seeds to plant. They can label this as organic but It's still GMO Seeds. U ppl just don't learn.

  • john carter 1 year ago

    Thanks for doing this documentary

  • KriztofferKriztenzen 1 year ago

    I think it's genius to do farming. The whole American continent should go back to living like the Natives.