Detroit is a city unlike any other. It’s vast amount of empty buildings and empty space have acted like a catalyst for new projects with new possibilities. As the city is reborn it will be reborn with new thinking, including sustainable solutions and projects that work to create stronger local bonds.
Though the city is changing for the better, much is needed to improve the livelihood of its residents. Many Detroiters are too far away from their grocery stores and not within walking distance. Reliable grocery stores are limited and for much of the year fresh produce travels great distances. In other cases Detroiters cannot afford to purchase fresh produce or they are unsure of how to prepare it. Great Planes is a sustainably minded food system for Detroit. Developing a solution that highlights the new thinking in Detroit and reaches its neighbors far and wide, while having a food source closer than ever before.