The DBCFSN is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultivation of healthier food and, more importantly, greater local participation in the politics of food production. The DBCFSN was instrumental in the formation of the Detroit Food Policy Council and the creation of the City of Detroit Policy on Food Security. DBCFSN has several key programs:
- D-Town Farm – A 2 acre model urban farm located in Rouge Park in Northwestern Detroit. The operation includes organic vegetable plots, two bee hives, a hoop house for year round food production, and a composting operation. Produce is grown using sustainable, chemical-free practices, and sold at D-Town farm, Eastern Market, and urban growers markets throughout Detroit.
- Harvest Festival – An event held every year that showcases farming operations.
- Ujamaa Cooperative Food Buying Club
- The Food Warriors Youth Development Program – a partnership with three African centered schools – Aisha Shule, Nsoroma Institute, and Timbuktu Academy that introduces elementary school students to agriculture.
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