This weekend, Just Food is partnering with the Tehuti Ma’at Community Garden for a community-based cookout and fundraiser.
Ambassadors rose funds, designed plots, planned a community work day, recruited volunteers and eventually passed the project on to East New York Farms.
Slow Food NYC wants to cultivate a new vacant lot, expand operating hours to host local senior citizens and keep bees and chickens.
The rally is a response to a recent initiative from the mayor’s office that placed several vacant lots under consideration for potential housing development, including sixteen active garden sites.
The petition asserts that Bushwick deserves affordable housing, but not at the expense of green space.
These days it’s pretty easy to get a quick farming 101, or lend a hand at a rooftop or community garden plot. But if…