Phil Jones is a straight shooter, and his message is simple: Detroit needs new ways to make some money. Ask Mr. Jones how, and he responds with more simplicity: food. Okay. But where you gonna get it, Mr. Jones? Who’s going to make it? This is where Phil Jones shines. Watch him now. Considering the abundance of vacant lots that litter Detroit: These are farms, according to Jones—just get rid of the concrete and tires. After turning abandoned land into farms, Jones turns his attention to abandoned people. At COLORS, Jones teaches unemployed locals how to be the restaurant’s cooks, hosts and servers. Now there’s a recipe for transformation. Plant something.