Brownsville farm saved just before scheduled eviction

A Brownsville farm that helps people understand the importance of fresh food was saved just one day before its scheduled eviction.



As early as one month ago, the future of Green Valley Farm looked grim, but in the 11th hour there was a change of plans.



The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development was planning on selling the land to a private developer for new housing, but the farm is now staying.



In a statement, the mayor's office said, "The city has been in communications with Green Valley since 2015 about the extent to which they can continue to use the site as a garden, as there was a misunderstanding about the garden's boundaries in the initial agreement."



The farm says it will have an official party to celebrate the good news with the whole community on March 3.


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