Food Field, near Detroit’s Boston Edison neighborhood, has overcome one obstacle after another to become one of the most unique examples of the city’s resilient urban agriculture movement
By Greg Wickliffe
Oct 8, 2016
Stray dogs in 2015 entered the hen house and killed all 50 of Link’s chickens and turkeys.
“It was just a blood bath,” Link said.
To minimize the risk of another chicken massacre, Link purchased two 5-foot-tall emus from a woman who raises the birds in Okemos.
“I want to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Link said of the slaughter. “They’ll at least defend themselves if anything comes barging in, so they’ll help keep (the dogs) away.”
Despite the animal mishaps, crop production is thriving at Food Field.