Farm at the Stadium

Many family vacations with my husband and two sons include visiting a major league baseball stadium. This summer we were lucky enough to be at Fenway Park in Boston. As the oldest stadium in the country with quirky spots like the lone red seat and the green monster, Fenway was a definite must see stadium.

To my surprise and great pleasure in spring of 2015, Fenway Farms—a roof garden planted on the third base side of the ballpark— was planted. Local farms and Green City Growers collaborated to transform an underutilized rubber roof into a fruitful green space. All the fresh vegetables and herbs grown are served in the club restaurant at Fenway.

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Here in Detroit we also have some spectacular urban farming. Keep Growing Detroit, Brother Nature Produce, Earthworks and Michigan Urban Farming Initiative are all organizations who believe in feeding their community with fresh and healthy foods.

Now I wonder if Comerica Park would now be inspired to create some edible green space? Go Tigers!

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—Pam Aughe, R.D.

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