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History teaches us that when the economy tanks, community gardens thrive. The Great Depression had the Relief Gardens, while the Great Recession (at least that's one of the suggested names) is already seeing some of the green thumb movement. Check out what's happening one some of Flint, Michigan's 2,477 vacant residential lots, according the Flint Journal: "...a growing army of urban agriculturists is putting a green lining on all that empty inner-city landscape, filling it with gardens that can feed the hungry, create new business opportunities and enrich people's lives. t's a great way to turn eyesores into resources, said Jeff Burdick of the Genesee County Land Bank." Maybe Chinatown can lead the way. Image via SidewalkSprouts [Flint Journal]