Vacant DPS school to be used for urban farming

(WXYZ) Detroit - The Detroit Public School district has new plans for an old school and it could help feed the community.

Kettering High School on Van Dyke closed its doors in 2010.  It's been sitting empty, except for when vandals manage to break in.  But the scrappers will soon be pushed out.  The school district has new plans for the property. 

It's going to be turned into an urban garden.

The school sits on 26.9 acres of land.  First phase of the project calls for planting vegetables and building hoop houses on 17 acres.

The food generated from the farm will be used to help feed school kids and the community.

Weather permitting, plowing will begin mid-April.

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