Patrick Crouch

Patrick Crouch manages a 2.5 acre organic farm which is part of a soup kitchen in Detroit. He also serves on the Detroit Food Policy Council and blogs at Little House on the Urban Prairie.

Food

Evolution or gentrification: Do urban farms lead to higher rents?

A veteran urban farmer in Detroit explores the relationship between the work he does and the city's move toward gentrification.

Urban Agriculture

New Agtivist: Edith Floyd is making a Detroit urban farm, empty lot by empty lot

Photo: Patrick CrouchEdith Floyd is the real deal. With little in the way of funding or organizational infrastructure, she runs Growing Joy Community Garden on the northeast side of Detroit. Not many folks bother to venture out to her neighborhood, but Edith has been inspiring me for years. I caught up with her on a cold, rainy November afternoon. While we talked in the dining room, her husband Henry watched their grandkids. Q. You haven’t always been an urban farmer. What did you do before this? A. I worked at Detroit Public Schools. I started out with the Head Start …

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