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In order to spark progress in the form of urban farming, a basic understanding of the relevant history, benefits, and laws proves essential. Part II of this Comment introduces the history of urban agriculture in the United States. Part III narrows the historical focus to Detroit before discussing the benefits that accompany urban agriculture, which are essential to Detroit’s survival and potential revival. Finally, Part IV discusses the laws with the most widespread and immediate impact on urban farming in Detroit and reveals the significant role timing plays in starting an urban farm, as changes to the zoning ordinance loom.

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