Foodies Fight to Save Detroit With Job Hopes Pinned on Arugula

Foodies Fight to Save Detroit With Job Hopes Pinned on Arugula

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The greenhouse of Greg Willerer, owner of Brother Earth Farms in Detroit, allows him to extend his northern growing season and begin selling greens to customers as early as March. Willerer has had to handle everything from vegetable thieves and lead-poisoned soil to zoning codes as an agricultural pioneer in Detroit, which last month became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection.