I found a gem today, in an old phone memory card of mine, or rather many gems. The photos featured in this article and the one to follow in this series are all I have left from my first attempt at an urban permaculture farm in Cleveland. We called it Steelview Farms, due to close proximity to Steel Mills as Cleveland is a huge steel producer. The other reasoning was that we were farming stolen land.
This land was stolen from the people of Cleveland in many ways, usually from fines too high to pay. Houses are bought, bulldozed and the lots are left empty all over the city, unused.