Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Two communal mini-gardens were completed earlier this month: one in Harlem and one in Queens. Anyone with a share in the garden can visit anytime and grow their own fruits, herbs, and vegetables.

Sustainable living has become more of a hot topic recently. These gardens certainly "demonstrate how sustainable technologies like rainwater collection and solar and wind power can be incorporated into landscapes that are varied enough to fill many needs." Mini-gardens exert a positive impact on both the community and the environment. Even in cities not always so kind to Mother Nature, it's nice to know that some people are doing their own small part to reduce the negative eco-footprint.

Rainwater collectors at the mini-garden in Queens.

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