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Vacant land to be turned into apple orchard in Detroit

September 6, 2016 | Syma Chowdhry, WXYZ Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) – You’ve heard of urban farming before, but there is a new plan that’s unheard of.

We’ve seen many vacant lots in Detroit but imagine an empty field turned into an apple orchard.

One group is trying to do that and it’s a first for the city.

“It’s something that’s never been done before and it’s something so synonymous with Michigan as a whole,” says Matt Wollack of Wolverine Human Services.

The group is taking 11 acres of vacant land near their center on Lenox Street and turning it into an apple orchard.