Generation DIY: Do, Make, Say, Think 

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Masha Radzinsky at Bushwick City Farm
Community gardens and small-time farms are fixtures in Brooklyn. But Bushwick City Farm isn't interested in selling its organic produce to local sustainable grocers. Founded by the indomitable Masha Radzinsky (who's only 26) the farm is truly a communal one: all produce is free to those in need, and local volunteers can be found at any given moment working hard on everything from mending chicken wire to turning compost. Nestled under the juddering shadow of the JMZ, just off Broadway, this project is an inspiring example of what any given community can do with hard work and purpose—the BCF gets no financial aid from the city, and doesn't receive any significant patronage. On top of all that, the BCF offers free ESL classes to the community. Stop by and feed the rescued chickens and maybe you'll walk away with a few eggs. (To get involved, you can also email


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