Mike Hamm

MSU News, Nov 16 2010

Transforming vacant urban lots into farms and community gardens could provide Detroit residents with a majority of their fruits and vegetables.

As city officials ponder proposals for urban farms, a Michigan State University study indicates that a combination of urban farms, community gardens, storage facilities and hoop houses – greenhouses used to extend the growing season – could supply local residents with more than 75 percent of their vegetables and more than 40 percent of their fruits.

MSU News, Mar 18 2010

School districts that buy produce grown by local farmers can cut costs and provide students with nutritious food they want to eat, according to Michigan State University scientists in the first-ever study of its kind.