State Representative Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) will join with other officials and community organizations to host a walking tour of Hantz Woodlands in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 12. Hantz Woodlands is said to be the “world’s largest” urban farming project. The project’s mission is to redefine the potential land use in urban areas. Hantz Woodlands’ current project is the redevelopment of city parcels some which are vacant, sometimes blighted, areas into an urban tree farm.
“As we move forward it is important that projects such as Hantz Woodlands are working to make a positive impact and lend themselves to creating stronger, better communities,” said Tinsley-Talabi. “I am committed to working with the Hantz team so that as a company doing business in our neighborhoods, Hantz Woodlands will listen to and work with the community as the project continues.”
The hands-on event will provide a personal view of the progress the organization has made along with an opportunity for the community to interact directly with Hantz Woodlands leadership. Tinsley-Talabi is inviting residents living in the Hantz developmental area to join them, and there is space for up to 40 people.
“I look forward to joining with our community members as we review the work of the Hantz Woodlands project.” Tinsley-Talabi said. “Detroit is turning itself around, and with the proper investments, I know our city will continue to grow and prosper.”