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Urban Agriculture Symposium 2012 - Kathryn Colasanti

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Kathryn Colasanti, of the Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU (formerly the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems), gives her presentation, "Urban agriculture in Detroit: Possibilities & perspectives," at the 2012 Urban Farming Symposium, sponsored by and held at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, May 18. In her presentation, Colasanti shares the history of the urban agriculture movement and the breadth of its activities, motivations, benefits and impacts. She also discusses her research on urban agriculture in Detroit in particular, including an assessment of the usable vacant land in Detroit, a food production capacity analysis and a survey of resident perspectives.