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Plants Conquer Vacant Lots

  • Posted by SHFT on July 19, 2011 in Food
  • In Brooklyn alone, there are 596 acres of vacant land just sitting there gathering garbage and gravel. Imagine if that was all green space, growing plants for food and providing parks for BK denizens. That's precisely the vision of 596 Acres, a public project which encourages people to connect with empty lots in the city. The group's actions range from guerrilla seed bombing to pushing for legislative change. 

    In Berlin, a similar project has transformed a 6,000 square-foot brownfield site into a lively organic fruit and veg garden. Check out those before-and-after pics. Wow. 

    For more on 596 Acres, hit up Facebook or ioby.

    (via Loomstate !Act Natural!)


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