For most living in low-income urban neighborhoods, access to fresh, affordable produce is limited, and alternatives to canned and processed foods are scarce. New York City, it turns out, is not immune to these “food deserts.” Just a borough away in Bushwick, the Child Development Support Corp. is providing an oasis in one of these deserts, raising hydroponic greens for food pantry clients.
A 250-square-foot room is filled with tables, grow lights, excited children and an assortment of dazzlingly green plants. The farm provides education – how to grow, clean, and prepare healthy food. But more importantly, it empowers the citizens of this food desert, who take pride in the knowledge that they grew the food they eat.
A Hydroponic Farm Grows In This Brooklyn Food Pantry from Fast Co.Exist
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