Hardwood trees one way to stop Detroit scars, film argues

Capital News Service
LANSING — Blight harms Detroit residents every day. It lowers the perceived worth of a community and makes residents feel unsafe walking in their own neighborhood. That’s why John Hantz, a finance mogul and long-time Detroit resident, decided to help replace that blight with the world’s largest urban farm. He promised $30 million of his own money to renovate 10,000 acres of Detroit. “It’s an investment in a livable neighborhood,” said Mike Score, a Detroit native and the president of Hantz Farms, Hantz’s company.