Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Community Farm

I'm not sure how a community farm works, but it sounds like a good idea. I passed this farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn this weekend. It makes me wish I lived there and could start growing something! They had a nice farmer's market there as well.


Here's a look at the farm. Amazing that they can have something like this in the middle of Brooklyn! (These photos aren't so great, but you get the idea!)


10 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Maybe you rent a plot? Maybe you can grow something there?!

Wanda said...

There is a place like that in San Diego...I love the idea.

Olivier said...

toujours surprenant de trouver une ferme en plein NYC. cette communauté c'est une belle initiative.

always surprising to find a farm in the middle of NYC. this community is a wonderful initiative.

John Roberts said...

A farm in Brooklyn? Who would have thought it?

Greg C said...

They have some around here. What you do is rent a plot and grow your own veggies or flowers. Then some of them have a small market where you can sell the excess and actually pay for your spot. They are great. Glad to see they are catching on all over.

Blue Wave 707 said...

That's a great idea for those who want to grow their own veggies. It shows that there are places within NYC are not all steel and concrete.

jay said...

Nice setting, from the photos, one could really get lost from city rush there. It looks like it may be adjacent to one of the parks.

Dorothée said...

How fabulous to have a farm right in the heart of Brooklyne! Is it the place where you found your green tomatoes?
The community farm is a great idea for the young people in need. They can learn a job and get a salary at the same time.

Also thank you so much for your kind comment you left on my last post. It really touched me a lot. You too bring us interesting and valuable insights into your blog and it’s always a pleasure to pay you a visit.

Dan Allen said...

Community farms are the greatest! I belong to a neighborhood Co-Op with a couple of farms in the city. The produce is far better than the local supermarket's.

Ming the Merciless said...

Hmm...how do they decide who gets the veggies and produce, or the quantity of it.