Tyson Gersh

Tyson Gersh is the co-founder and president of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), a nonprofit based in Detroit’s North End Community that uses urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities. Such projects produce nutritious food while teaching the community sustainable farming skills. MUFI engages 2,500 volunteers and grew more than 10,000 pounds of produce in the last year alone.