Graham Sustainability Institute

U-M Student Growing Seafood in Vacant Detroit House

August 2014

With seed funding from U-M’s Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Program, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Grobbel is using a vacant house in Detroit to cultivate approximately 400 shrimp from larvae, distribute the mature shrimp within the city, and demonstrate aquaculture as a viable way to address the scarcity of locally grown seafood, while simultaneously finding productive uses for vacant property in the city.