Everyone talks about urban gardening as a way of utilizing some of the vacant land in Detroit.
And by everyone, I really do everyone. I can't think of a single media outlet that hasn't published a piece on it, either pro or con, in recent years. Urban garden won't solve all of Detroit's problems, or even in the majority of them, but I believe it has the ability to put a dent in them.
Anyway, one of the best books about gardening an urban plot of land is Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn. The second edition of this book was just recently released. I highly recommend it.
Edible Estates is your Warrendale Tip of the Week.