Earlier this month, Worldview embarked on a seven-city road trip; today, we bring you coverage from Detroit. Detroit has become famous for all of its urban gardens and farms. Worldview‘s food, health and culture contributor Monica Eng visited one of the few African-American owned and operated gardens there, called Peace Tree Park. It’s the brainchild of mechanical engineer Eric Andrews, who wanted to give back to his old neighborhood when he returned from college. Since 2015, he has been growing organic produce to give away to the garden’s neighbors in order to make healthy food more affordable in the Corktown area of Detroit.
The Worldview bus tour visited communities throughout the Great Lakes region for a week as we celebrate the show’s twenty-fifth year on air. From water insecurity in Flint to indigenous rights in Kalamazoo, we are sharing stories that allow you to experience the world through the communities in your own backyard.