After years of neglect and decay, there’s a lot of excitement in Detroit these days. All over the city, once-abandoned lots are being turned into thriving urban farms. In this video, we follow Greg and Olivia from Detroit Dirt and Brother Nature Produce. They have an acre of empty-lot land that they’ve turned into a small farm. They’re also developing a compost center in the city for easy farmer access. Food52 coordinated the volunteers for the day. Watch the video here and check out Food52′s account of the events.