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08.08.14 Sophie Weiner

Beekeeping was banned in New York City in 1999, but in light of the international crises surrounding the dwindling bee population, the ban was lifted in 2010. A new documentary, The Beekeeper, follows the city’s beekeeping communities as they rebuild themselves. Director Susan Sfarra told the Brooklyn Eagle what makes her story special: Several films already have […]

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07.26.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Your local rat and syringe-infested vacant lot may soon be replaced by flowers, chickens, and happy families, if NY state legislature passes new “public benefit” bill. The bill proposes to offer major tax breaks to vacant lot owners who let the community access and benefit from their property. “Vacant lots in New York City are […]

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08.21.09 Bucky Turco

For city residents that don’t have a truck, but do have some unused space on their property, a Brooklyn company will transform it into a bustling organic garden “in exchange for a cash payment or a share of the fruits and veggies.” |NYDN| […]

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07.29.09 Will Sherman

“How do you grow your own food in the big city if you ain’t got any land?” Well, if you’re among the minority of New Yorkers who owns a vehicle you could build your own four-wheeled farm. “Truck Farm” is a film and food project by the filmmakers at Wicked Delicate, documenting their summer-long conversion […]

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