Legislation to encourage farming within the five boroughs has been reintroduced, with more support than before.
The novel position hopes to connect urban farms with loans and other government credit and insurance typically reserved for rural operations.
As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at the stories we covered throughout 2016.
Even though there’s a big holiday in the middle, there’s still plenty to do.
Ambassadors rose funds, designed plots, planned a community work day, recruited volunteers and eventually passed the project on to East New York Farms.
In addition to having the most community gardens, East New York also has the fewest grocery stores per resident.
It’s no secret that Brooklyn is passionate about its local food artisans, chefs, farmers, nonprofits and shops. Based on your votes, here are our 2014 Local Heroes.
It’s not often there’s a call for city farmers, but East New York Farms! has put out exactly that. The group is expanding their acreage to a now-vacant lot on the corner of Hendrix and Livonia Avenues.