Engineers making a difference in Ypsilanti, Detroit

Thanks to an introductory course built around community service, U-M students are working with local organizations to alleviate food insecurity in urban settings. At Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, students are developing user-centered designs for growing food in small spaces for specific users, including those who are in wheelchairs and live in apartments. Students also are working with Detroit Community High School in Brightmoor to design vertical growing surfaces for their developing market garden, and with Focus: Hope in Detroit to learn about sustainable food systems by spending time at the Campus Farm.

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