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This morning's Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an interesting article about how a group of people are turning some vacant inner city land where an old housing project had been into an urban farm. This is a very interesting trend, urban farming. It is teaching city people how to work the land as well as producing fruits and vegetables for city people, mostly low income folks.
It also seemed strange to see a photograph of an Amish farmer hired to till the land doing it with a team of horses instead of a modern tractor. But the land area in the city is not very large so draft horses work nice to plow the land for planting. Besides they also fertilize it.
I have read where this is being done with some vacant land in the city of Detroit. Perhaps this is a new meaning to "getting back to the land".
Here is an excerpt of the article: