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New York City Seeks to Use Vacant Lots for Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1358 (Feature photo – Urban Agriculture – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Arnoud Joris Maaswinkel)

Curbed journalist Caroline Spivack brings us the story of New York’s city council seeking to develop every possible vacant lot owned by the city into some productive food garden.

Part of the effort is designed to alleviate food insecurity and ensure food freshness. It’s a pretty tall order for a city of 8.5 million people. This effort is again another initiative that seeks to take food into the public realms. You can read the full story here:

https://ny.curbed.com/2019/6/12/18662554/new-york-urban-farming-community-garden-legislation

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