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Homegrown in Detroit

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As cities across the country experiment with different approaches to urban agriculture and local food systems, one Wayne State researcher has become an important player in a city-wide movement to make Detroit the model city for food sustainability. Kami Pothukuchi, Ph.D., associate professor of urban planning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the director of SEED Wayne, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to building sustainable food systems on the campus of Wayne State University and in Detroit communities. Through a dedicated core group of staff, volunteers and community partners, SEED Wayne approaches its goal through research projects on and off campus that explore Detroit’s potential for sustainability.