The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Debuts America's First Agrihood

Dec 2, 2016 4:25 PM ET

The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

BASF and Sustainable Brands, a global community of business innovators, are working to restore a three-story vacant building across from the urban garden into a Community Resource Center. GM will help outfit this building, with purposeful spaces designed by Herman Miller for collaboration and community.

For more information about the project, please visit, email, or call 313-444-MUFI (6834).