Farm flourishes at Marcus Garvey apartments

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.

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. (10/17/15)

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.

 

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