Urban farm in the Bronx helps nourish neighbors

Posted on May 30 2020 - 8:51am by UOG


LONGWOOD, the Bronx — It’s planting season at Black Joy Farm along East 163rd Street and Simpson Street in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx.

With precautions and social distancing in place, volunteers and staff have been preparing planters and spreading the soil. The growth and the harvest this year will have a special significance.

Tanya Denise Fields established the urban farm six years ago in the former vacant lot, which is owned by the city.

“Our mission is a place that cultivates radical joy for community residents and folks of color,” said Fields.

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