While there is dispute about whether this "corporate" farming is a good thing or a bad thing, it may stimulate more of the community gardens that have begun in Detroit as well.
An orchard or a tree farm has to be better than urban blight. Actually, it should be good for the carbon footprint, shouldn't it?
Is it a little ironic that the iconic city of the auto industry should return to being farmland? I wonder if it couldl have a psychological effect on those who live there as well.