In case you missed it in The Detroit News last week, MGM Grand casino announced a $1 million project to build an urban garden behind their downtown Detroit casino. It looks like a cool project…
The Grand Garden — announced with the city’s skyscrapers as a backdrop — is crucial for the city’s development of a community-driven food system, organizers said.
Detroit is one of a growing number of metropolitan areas that is reintroducing agriculture. Detroit’s neighborhoods are already filled with more than 1,200 urban farms and gardens, Grand Garden organizers said.
“It’s important to actually see where food comes from and appreciate it,” MGM spokesman Jeff Jackson said. “The garden provides an opportunity to get your hands dirty and understand that everything doesn’t come out of the grocery store.”