Midwest cities have plenty of vacant lots. So why can’t urban farmers buy that land?

Posted on November 4, 2022 by Alicia Alferman

An important story featuring New Roots for Refugees Farmer Mediatrice Niyonkuru.

“While many Midwestern cities have an abundance of vacant land, urban farmers often have a difficult time acquiring it, either from private landowners or city-run land banks. Supporters of urban farms say they provide stability and increased food security to neighborhoods, yet not every city recognizes their value.”

Thank you, Eva Tesfaye and Harvest Public Media.

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