BROWNSVILLE - Residents in the Marcus Garvey apartments in Brownsville created a healthy eating option in their community.
Over the past six months, residents have turned a garbage dump into a bountiful vegetable garden. The half-acre of land is growing kale, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers and others.
The transformation came with help from local nonprofit Project Easts and L&M Development Partners.
The vegetables are sold weekly to local residents at a nearby farm stand, as well as companies like FreshDirect.
The farm is currently maintained by a few volunteers from the Marcus Garvey apartments, but Project Eats says they hope to train more people now that the farm is fully up and running.