Green Hero of the Week: Brooklyn Rescue Mission’s Bed-Stuy Farm

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04/30/2009 8:27 AM |

In Bed-Stuy, “food choice” mostly means “Crown or Kennedy?”, and the only place to get fresh (to say nothing of local) produce is, well, Fort Greene. So we salute the Brooklyn Rescue Mission, a neighborhood food pantry, for starting their own farm on a previously abandoned lot behind the building; they now provide some of their own fresh, locally grown food to guests, run programs for the community and youths, and participate in the new Malcolm X. Boulevard Farmers Market. (They also distribute CSA food from upstate.) Neither good nutrition nor sustainable agriculture needs to be a luxury, nor should they be.