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#WVBus: Urban Farming As A Revolutionary Act In Detroit

Worldview is on the road. Today, our show comes to you from Detroit, where we are broadcasting from Detroit’s public radio station WDET. Here in Detroit, Feedom Freedom Growers has joined the urban agriculture movement with a community farm of the city’s East Side. The gardeners behind the project — partners Myrtle Denise Thompson and Wayne Curtis — call gardening “a revolutionary act of love for ourselves and others.”

“In order to free the people” they say, “ you have to feed the people.” Thompson joins the show to discuss how farming can be radical and transform neighborhoods. She is the program director of Feedom Freedom Growers. 

The Worldview bus tour is visiting 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.

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