WHY URBAN FARMING MAKES SO MUCH SENSE FOR NEW YORK CITY

Posted on Oct 27 2016 - 8:14pm by UOG

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The Brooklyn Grange is an urban farm that sits upon a high-rise in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Teamed with it’s sister farm in Long Island City, Queens, the two farms are producing more than 50,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables and herbs in just 2.5 small acres of space.

“This is truly seed-to-plate agriculture, with no use of fossil fuels,” says Anastasia Cole Plakias, Brooklyn Grange’s vice president and founding partner, of the latter program. “People walk over from where they live, and go home with produce that was picked that morning.”

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