New to the Arusha Library: Urban Roots

It could have easily been scenes from History channels popular series “Life after People” but the opening images in this documentary show a real life after people scenario playing out in Detroit Michigan. According to this film the motor city has lost half it’s population in the last 30 years, which has left vast swaths of the city vacant and abandoned. With job prospect bleak for remaining residents and vast areas of the city existing in “food deserts” some residents have taken it upon themselves to shape the future of the city. All across the city “Urban Farming” has taken root on small and large scale and often not entirely legal.  Watch how these residents breathe new life into this through community development and begin to attract people back to Detroit interested in living in a sustainable city. This DVD is available to Arusha members for borrowing.
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