Posted by: MM | November 23, 2011

Three new urban agriculture projects funded by NYC DEP

“New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently funded three new urban agriculture projects: a rooftop garden at a settlement house, a vegetable garden near the Gowanus Canal and a commercial rooftop farm atop a Brooklyn Navy Yard building. These projects are part of an innovative green infrastructure program to turn impervious roofs, vacant lots and streets into spaces that soak up the rain and prevent water pollution. Supporting urban farms and gardens as a means of keeping our waterways clean is an excellent idea, and should be dramatically scaled up.”

Read NYTimes Opinion – Breaking New Ground by NEVIN COHEN AND KUBI ACKERMAN

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