Welcome to the Catherine Furgeson Academy in Detroit. It’s a school specifically for pregnant teenage girls and teen moms. The school has an urban farm directly behind it and many of the classes teach the girls different skills on the farm. There is an award-winning documentary about the school titled Grown in Detroit

Now this may seem like a strange concept. A public school only for pregnant girls with a farm instead of a playground or sports field? It’s a unique concept that just seems to fit in Detroit. Urban farming is a big part of urban renewal efforts in Detroit. They offer reuse of land, healthier food options for Detroit residents, and in this case it offers valuable skills to younger students. Urban farming is a great example of what will make a more focused future for the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan!