Green space is a valuable commodity in any bustling city. To preserve it, New York City cordoned off its Central Park, Chicago has its Millennium Park, and countless others have carved out similar serene pieces of nature in an otherwise concrete world.
Detroit, with plenty of available land, has no shortage of green space, and the city is getting creative with ways to put it to good use. Besides typical parks and nature preserves, a growing amount of green space is being dedicated to, well, growing. Little pockets of land throughout the city are being converted into urban gardens designed to allow the community to reap what it sows. And with more and more demand for locally grown produce, there's more enthusiasm and need for it than ever before.