Bushwick City Farm recently got some attention as a chicken haven in Brooklyn, but the organization does a whole lot more than that: BCF has two mini-farms that offer free vegetables, clothing, and educational programs in Bushwick, and now the owners are eying a third site. BCF has cleared out a previously dangerous corner of empty land at Stockton Street and Lewis Avenue and hopes to grow fruits and vegetables there. (The organization is run by volunteers; materials they use are recovered from the garbage or donated; and everything that the farm provides is free.) A Kickstarter campaign is going on now to raise money for topsoil, supplies, and fruit trees. The goal is $5,000 by September 25th. They’re pretty close! Read more about the farm here and watch the Kickstarter video here.
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