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Seeds of a Global Dilemma Are Growing

Touch the Soil News #575 (Feature photo courtesy of New York City Community Garden Coalition) The Green Valley Community Farm has been an icon in Brooklyn, New York for decades. The community garden – which has a greenhouse for winter – is located in a food desert, an area lacking access to fresh produce. It’s more than just hobby farming – it’s about survival. The community garden is located on land owned by a municipal agency – the Housing Preservation and Development Agency. The Agency allegedly sold the ground under the farm for $4 to a developer for a 20-unit affordable housing project. Construction is slated for early 2017. Gardeners…

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