Category Archives: Farm Media

Detroit City Council Legalizes Urban Farming


Wayne State Urban Planning Associate Professor, Kami Pothukuchi, gives an interview about Detroit’s new urban ag ordinance and its importance to the cities’ farmers and gardeners.  Click on the play button below to listen to the interview.  If you live in the area and you’ve not heard of Kami Pothukuchi then please give her a good google search and check out her fantastic work.



The Consumer’s Got to Change the System


I want to bring attention to a article, “The Consumer’s Got to Change the System“, where Farmer Ben Burkett talks about racism and corporate control of agriculture.  I thought it was a great read.

“Some say the system is working. It appears to be working fine, but corporate agriculture is not sustainable. Our system of growing food is heavy, heavy, heavy dependent on petro-chemicals, on inorganic compounds, mostly petroleum-based. And then it takes too much control out of the local community. Now, it might last for several decades, but in the end it can’t last.”

I’ll be generating some original posts soon enough.  Keep with my as I finish my last semester of school, nurse yet another cold, and get used to my center of gravity changing.