Sprouts:Urban Farming and Self-Determination in Detroit 
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Sprouts  Urban Farming and Self-Determination in Detroit   
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Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Detroit's 7-acre D-Town Farm is one of the largest urban farms in the country and is associated with a "Food Warriors" program for youth age 7-12 and a "What's For Dinner" lecture series. Its founder, Malik Kenyatta Yakini, explains why it was necessary for Detroit blacks to take ownership of the urban gardening movement, which had previously been led by whites. He describes a city of 900,000 that is served by no major grocery stores, and how a wave of gentrification is creating "two Detroits". He feels it is less important for us to resist what we are against than to create a vision of what we are for. Love is the guiding principle of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, along with African self-determination.   Malik Kenyatta Yakini 
Notes: Credits:
Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations. For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org.   This Sprouts production was created from a Rootstock Radio show and features Rootstock co-host Anne O'Connor interviewing Malik Yakini.  
Organic Farming | Food | Racism | African-American  
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View Script    02-28-2017  English 
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sproutsDetroit  192Kbps mp3 (39.76MB) Stereo 
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