The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

A 2007 study found that over half a million Detroit residents lived in a "food desert", meaning they had to travel twice as far to reach a grocery store as a convenience store, party store or fast food restaurant. Read the study here.

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