Volunteers build NYCHA urban farming initiative

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An urban farming initiative is making its way to several NYCHA developments across the city.

Americorps service members are working at Green City Force as part of its "Farms at NYCHA" initiative.

The initiative will bring urban farming to six NYCHA developments across the city over the span of 10 months.

Most of the volunteers are young adults from NYCHA developments, organizers say.

The volunteers will also set up a weekly farm stand to give away free produce to NYCHA residents in exchange for the residents' compost - or a promise that they'll stop by and volunteer.

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