Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Environmental responsibility is growing in a NYC borough

There is an old poem about a "…tree growing in Brooklyn." Well, these days, what's growing in Brooklyn is environmental responsibility.

This is being done through "community-run plots" that are producing fresh, affordable food for local bodegas and fast-food establishments that need it most.

Throughout the borough's parking lots, schoolyards, on rooftops and in every form of available space, gardens are sprouting up everywhere.

According to Stacey Murphy, founder of the Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service, in East Flatbush, farming has become popular in Brooklyn because there is enough room and motivation among residents to do it. Recently, in May, a new program opened in Bushwick, titled the "Secret Garden Farm," between two apartment buildings on Linden Street, where about half of all sales come from Food Stamps.

The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to diversity, muilticulturalism, environmental responsibility and social justice. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.

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