Watch FYI's New Documentary 'Farming Detroit' - Follows the City's Urban Farming Revolution
Photo Credit: Oakland Avenue Urban Farm founders Billy and Jerry Hebron Courtesy of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
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Watch FYI's New Documentary 'Farming Detroit' - Follows the City's Urban Farming Revolution

Oakland Avenue Urban Farm founders Billy and Jerry Hebron Courtesy of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
Detroit: Oakland Avenue Urban Farm founders Billy and Jerry Hebron Courtesy of Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

Over the weekend, FYI premiered its new documentary special “Farming Detroit,” which follows pioneer Detroiters who are spearheading the city’s urban farming revolution.

While urban farming has been called “the new hip thing” everywhere from Brooklyn to Seattle, nowhere are the stakes higher than in Detroit. With over 150,000 empty lots and an estimated 30% of locals living in poverty, determined residents are reclaiming unused land in their communities and planting seeds of growth in one of the most groundbreaking, ambitious, and surprisingly controversial grassroots movements America has ever seen.

After this weekend’s premiere on the FYI network, the full documentary is now available online, via the network’s YouTube channel and on fyi.tv.

FYI is a division of A+E Networks, a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. The network is available in nearly 70 million U.S. homes and is one of the most upscale entertainment brands in the media landscape. FYI has a young and affluent digital audience, including a robust social footprint that has recently tripled in size. The FYI website is located at fyi.tv, Twitter at twitter.com/fyi and Facebook at facebook.com/fyi.

Watch the hour-long “Farming Detroit” documentary below:




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