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Danielle Deemer, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, spoke on "Ruralization within the Growth Machine."
Detroit is a city that faces both mass food insecurity and vast agricultural potential. Major food retailers have left the Detroit metro area, forcing some residents to hunt raccoons to supplement protein intake. About 900 urban gardens also supplement an estimated 10 percent of food consumption in the city.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.