HELP SAVE LIBERATED FARMS!!
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Liberated Farms has been established in Hunt Park (District 3, Detroit) since April 2016. Prior to our urban agricultural efforts the park and surrounded area were grossly neglected for over a decade, as the city was unable to maintain this park with funding cuts. We took the initiative to clean & beautify the area as well as engage the neighbors to help us do the same.
In two years we have hosted multiple clean up efforts, book bag giveaways, free agricultural workshops to the youth of Detroit, Michigan and boarded up multiple homes with the assistance of Erin Harris, District Manager. Now the farm risks being shut down.
Liberated Farms is a community outreach effort created by a third generation member of the community. As a resident whose family is well known in the community, he has fond memories of Hunt Park, growing up and watching his family maintain the land for the children to have a safe place to play and watching its fall from grace has been heartbreaking. After leaving prison his passion became empowering the people through agricultural and youth development and he vowed then and there, starting with this park and work outwards, to clean up his neighborhood and reopen Hunt Park.
This neighborhood is one of the many poverty stricken neighborhoods of Detroit, MI labeled as a "food desert" according to the Detroit Food Metrics Report, which also states that...
**30,000 people do not have access to a full-line grocer / 48 percent of households are food insecure / 19 percent of Detroit children are enrolled in WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) meaning 1 in 5 children are fed through the government assistance program / 48 percent of WIC stores are liquor stores
SIGN THIS PETITION AND HELP US CONTINUE EFFORTS TO BRING FOOD SECURITY TO DISTRICT THREE!
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