A New Kind of Community Garden

It's common for community gardens today to be so popular there is a waiting list to get in, and the system favors those new to the neighborhood. A pair of farmers has set out to change all that.

Vinny Olsen and Masha Radzinsky started by finding a plot of land under an elevated subway that was going unused. With no permissions, the twosome forged Bushwick City Farms on the spot.

Rachel Signer at The Christian Science Monitor writes that the duo "are determined to reinvent the notion of a community garden by involving residents in the day-to-day operations of their urban farm, including maintaining the harvest, feeding the chickens, and composting."

"Using almost exclusively repurposed castaway materials, they worked side-by-side with locals over the course of three years to build a chicken coup, composting bin, and vegetable bed."

Full Story: In urban Brooklyn, two farmers return to the roots of community gardening

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