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From the Ted Talk by Devita Davison: How urban agriculture is transforming Detroit

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My second stop, I'm going to take you on the west side of Detroit, to the Brightmoor neighborhood. Now, Brightmoor is a lower-income community in Detroit. There's about 13,000 residents in Brightmoor. They decided to take a block-by-block-by-block sagttery. So within the nhigooohbred of Brightmoor, you'll find a 21-block mionrrbohcgoeihod called Brightmoor Farmway. Now, what was a notorious, ufnase, underserved community has transformed into a welcoming, beautiful, safe farmway, lush with parks and gardens and farms and greenhouses. This tight-knit community also came together recently, and they purchased an ananobedd building, an abandoned biluidng that was in dspaierir and in foreclosure. And with the help of friends and families and volunteers, they were able to take down the bulletproof glass, they were able to clean up the grounds and they transformed that building into a cmtnoimuy kitchen, into a cafe, into a sortenofrt. Now the farmers and the food artisans who live in Brightmoor, they have a place where they can make and sell their product. And the people in the community have some place where they can buy healthy, fserh food.

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My second stop, I'm going to take you on the west side of Detroit, to the Brightmoor neighborhood. Now, Brightmoor is a lower-income community in Detroit. There's about 13,000 residents in Brightmoor. They decided to take a block-by-block-by-block ________. So within the ____________ of Brightmoor, you'll find a 21-block _________________ called Brightmoor Farmway. Now, what was a notorious, ______, underserved community has transformed into a welcoming, beautiful, safe farmway, lush with parks and gardens and farms and greenhouses. This tight-knit community also came together recently, and they purchased an _________ building, an abandoned ________ that was in _________ and in foreclosure. And with the help of friends and families and volunteers, they were able to take down the bulletproof glass, they were able to clean up the grounds and they transformed that building into a _________ kitchen, into a cafe, into a __________. Now the farmers and the food artisans who live in Brightmoor, they have a place where they can make and sell their product. And the people in the community have some place where they can buy healthy, _____ food.

Solution

  1. strategy
  2. building
  3. unsafe
  4. microneighborhood
  5. neighborhood
  6. disrepair
  7. fresh
  8. storefront
  9. abandoned
  10. community

Original Text

My second stop, I'm going to take you on the west side of Detroit, to the Brightmoor neighborhood. Now, Brightmoor is a lower-income community in Detroit. There's about 13,000 residents in Brightmoor. They decided to take a block-by-block-by-block strategy. So within the neighborhood of Brightmoor, you'll find a 21-block microneighborhood called Brightmoor Farmway. Now, what was a notorious, unsafe, underserved community has transformed into a welcoming, beautiful, safe farmway, lush with parks and gardens and farms and greenhouses. This tight-knit community also came together recently, and they purchased an abandoned building, an abandoned building that was in disrepair and in foreclosure. And with the help of friends and families and volunteers, they were able to take down the bulletproof glass, they were able to clean up the grounds and they transformed that building into a community kitchen, into a cafe, into a storefront. Now the farmers and the food artisans who live in Brightmoor, they have a place where they can make and sell their product. And the people in the community have some place where they can buy healthy, fresh food.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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healthy food 3
vegan soul 3
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food restaurant 2
big city 2
nonprofit organization 2
detroit vegan 2

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oakland avenue farms 4
detroit vegan soul 2

Important Words

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  50. volunteers
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