New York City Community Gardens Inspire Us!

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The community gardens movement that Liz Christy started in New York City in 1973 has inspired community garden projects in 22 other cities. The movement reversed a vicious cycle of urban decay, crime-ridden empty lots, neglect, and population flight, while producing food, flowers, and wildlife habitat.

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At their height in the 1980s, these gardens nourished the bodies and souls of 800 neighborhoods, and inspired urban community gardening across the nation.

 

For this and other inspiring stories, our thanks go to The Eco Tipping Points Project.

For a full script of this inspiring video, read here.

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