The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Detroit, Michigan

About this nonprofit organization
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Detroit's North End community. MUFI's mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities.


Our primary focus is the redevelopment of a two-square-block area in Detroit's North End, which is being positioned as an epicenter of urban agriculture. This space is heavily themed by "adaptive reuse of the built-environment" in which we are hoping to demonstrate everything from best practices for sustainable urban agriculture, effective strategies for increasing food security, cost-competitive and scalable models for blight deconstruction, and innovation in Blue & Green infrastructure.