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A Garden Grows from Recovery and Penance in Bushwick

At the southwest corner of Himrod Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick stands the Himrod Wilson Community Garden, where tomatoes, basil, summer squash, string beans, eggplant, mint and more grow from four plots. Luis A. Ramos, 46, who lives next door, started clearing the lot two years ago. “When I came to this lot, it […]

College Values Cars Over Plants, Say Protestors

Community gardeners, students and faculty gathered today on the spot of a 14-year-old community garden to protest a college’s decision to pave over two-thirds of the growing space to make room for parking spaces and our reporter, Nathania Zevi, was on the scene. About 25 activists, set up white ropes to illustrate the 2,500-square-foot area […]